UTC Connections - March 2018

UTC Connections
Natural Gas Meters

Gas Leaks

Natural gas leaks and explosions are responsible for a significant number of fires following disasters. You should know how to shut off natural gas.

There are different shut-off procedures for different gas meter configurations, so contact your local gas company for guidance on emergency preparations and response for gas appliances and services to your home.

For more information, click here.

moving 2

Hiring a Moving Company

Getting ready to move? If you plan to hire a moving company in Washington state, check with the commissioneven before you call the companyto make sure your mover has the proper permit. You can also find out a mover's consumer complaint history.

To check the status of an in-state moving company, call 1-888-333-WUTC (9882) or visit our website

Train Crossing

Rail Safety

The Utilities and Transportation Commission wants to remind you to stay safe around train tracks.

Some important reminders include:

The only safe and legal place to cross a track is at a designated public crossing with a cross-buck, flashing red lights, or a gate. If you cross at any other place, you are trespassing and can be fined.

Do not cross tracks immediately after a train passes. Trains can come from either direction on a track. Wait until you can see clearly around the first train, in both directions, before crossing.

Trains can take a mile or more to stop, and a locomotive engineers likely will be unable to stop in time, even if they see you.

For more information on train safety, click here

Follow Washington Operation Lifesaver on Twitter here.


UTC Alerts

Receive text notifications regarding the UTC's operational status (weather closures, delays, lockdowns, etc.) by texting "WAUTC Alerts" to 468-311.

Learn more here.

Mover's Court

The UTC took action against four illegal moving companies in November's Mover's Court. For more information, click here.

The next Mover's Court is scheduled for April 11. 

For more information, click here.