EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 6, 2011) - An ATCO Pipelines high pressure natural gas line was damaged this morning in southeast Edmonton. ATCO personnel have since made the necessary repairs.

The gas line, located at 1704 66 Avenue, was struck by snow removal equipment just before 9:00 am. As a safety precaution, the Edmonton Fire Department evacuated a nearby building and ordered its power to be shut off. There were also road closures in the area.

Properly identified ATCO Gas employees wearing company issued identification, will be knocking on the doors of customers whose natural gas service may have been impacted, to ensure that natural gas appliances have been relit and are functioning properly.

Information on relighting appliances is also available on the ATCO Gas website at www.atcogas.com/Safety/Safety_resources.asp.

If customers have any questions or concerns, they can contact ATCO Gas at 780-420-5585.

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The Corporation's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of regulatory decisions, competitive factors in the industries in which the Corporation operates, prevailing economic conditions, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Corporation.

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