Gas Line Burn-Off Scheduled Today in Storm Lake

Alliant Energy will be conducting a gas burn-off today (Thur) along Highway 110 near the Little Storm Lake preserve.

The company is doing the burn-off as part of a utility line project to reduce the pressure in a line that passes through Iowa DOT right-of-way. Alliant says a burn-off is preferable to releasing gas to disburse in the air, which could cause an odor in the area.

Passer-bys may notice a visible flare-like flame, which is normal for the operation. Alliant Energy will have technicians on hand during the process, which is estimated to take place today (Thur) around 4 to 7pm. Storm Lake City officials and the local fire department have been informed of the operation.