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Gov. Rick Snyder declares April Safe Digging Month in Michigan

Contact: Jeff Cranson, Director of Communications, 517-335-3084
Agency: Transportation

March 30, 2012 -- Gov. Rick Snyder has issued a proclamation declaring April as "Safe Digging Month" in Michigan. Each year thousands of gas pipeline leaks occur when individuals or companies fail to follow safe digging practices, sometimes with tragic consequences. Individuals and companies considering any kind of digging project are encouraged to call 811 for assistance before they begin. The federally mandated number was created for homeowners and contractors. A call to 811 results in underground lines being marked for free.

The U.S. Department of Transportation, the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Common Ground Alliance are observing April as National Safe Digging Month to help protect citizens from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines while working on digging projects. Information and educational materials are available online at www.call811.com. Michigan-specific information is available online at www.missdig.net.

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