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Nicor Gas Offers Safety Tips, Promotes Work Zone Awareness during National Safety Month

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – June 12, 2019

June is National Safety Month, which focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. As families head outdoors this summer, Nicor Gas is offering safety tips online and on social media to help keep everyone safe while at work and play. 

To bring awareness to work zone safety, Nicor Gas is partnering with police, fire and public works departments throughout its northern Illinois service territory to remind drivers to slow down and move over. Follow their photos and safety reminders on social media using #MoveOver; participating departments include: 

  • Illinois State Police 
  • Bloomington Fire  
  • Bourbonnais Police, Fire and Public Works departments 
  • Bradley Police, Fire and Public Works departments 
  • Hawthorn Woods Police and Public Works departments 
  • Joliet Police 
  • Kankakee Police and Fire departments 
  • Lisle Police
  • Normal Fire  
  • Robbins Police 
  • Rockford Police 

In addition to work zone awareness for all first responders, emergency vehicles including police and fire, utility workers, tow trucks and construction crews, Nicor Gas is sharing safety tips online and on social media for outdoor grilling and fireworks, fire and carbon monoxide safety, heat exhaustion, safe digging and safe driving. Follow along and look for #SafetyFirst and #NationalSafetyMonth posts from Nicor Gas at: 

About Nicor Gas 
Nicor Gas is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.2 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit www.nicorgas.com.

About Southern Company Gas 
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states and 685,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines, asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit southerncompanygas.com.    

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Media Contact: 
Jennifer Golz 
o: 630.388.3737 | c: 331.222.8716 | jgolz@southernco.com  

About Nicor Gas
Nicor Gas is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Nicor Gas serves more than 2.2 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago. For more information, visit www.nicorgas.com.

About Southern Company Gas
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company.  Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.2 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states with 774,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other nonutility businesses include investments in interstate pipelines, asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at southerncompanygas.com

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Media Contact:
Jennifer Golz
o: 630.388.3737  |  c: 331.222.8716 |  jgolz@southernco.com