The energy company Con Edison asked the residents of New York to save electricity, gas and heat due to the cold weather and increased load on the network in the region. It was stated on December 25 in a message on the page of the company in Twitter.
The company’s message is aimed at 1.1 million natural gas customers and 3.5 million electric and heating customers in midtown Manhattan, New York.
“We urge customers to conserve energy because of the cold weather and increased pressure on the pipelines that bring natural gas to our region,” the energy company said.
The company said maximum savings will help ensure natural gas supplies through the end of Sunday.
Dominion Energy also asked customers in Virginia and North Carolina to conserve electricity.
Earlier in the day it became known that because of the snowstorm and frosts at least 28 people died in the USA. The main causes of death were frostbite and traffic accidents.
Snow storm with a significant drop in temperature swept from the Great Lakes near Canada to the Rio Grande Canyon along the U.S. border with Mexico over the past four days.
The previous day, Dec. 24, freezing temperatures in the U.S. severely hampered natural gas production. Due to the cold weather, the liquid froze in the main gas pipelines.
Analysts note that such a collapse in the industry has not been observed for more than 10 years.
More than 1 million Americans were left without access to electricity because of snowfalls. In addition, thousands of departing flights were canceled because of the elements, and airports also did not accept planes.