More than 350 homes without heat in Kimball after natural gas outage

Officials at CenterPoint Energy say they hope to have service restored to everyone Tuesday afternoon. The company is asking people to stay home so service workers can get access to reignite pilot lights.
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Officials at CenterPoint Energy say they hope to have service restored to everyone Tuesday afternoon. The company is asking people to stay home so service workers can get access to reignite pilot lights.

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