AUBURN – A natural gas company’s effort to get ahead of home-heating demand will mean road closures along Court Street tonight.

Northern Utilities crews will close Court Street between Spring and Turner streets overnight, beginning at 7 p.m. today through 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Traffic will be detoured around the work, up Turner Street to Hampshire Street and on to Pleasant Street.

Eric Labelle, Auburn community services director, said Northern Utilities is installing a connection to a high-pressure natural gas supply line.

“The idea is to make sure they have high-pressure ready to go, in preparation for a cold snap,” Labelle said. “There’s been more demand and they want to make sure they have the supply and the high-pressure ready to go.”

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.