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Austin Commons Residents Still Waiting For Heat
For the 10th day in a row, people living at one North Austin apartment complex are waking up without heat and gas on this cold Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, repair efforts will continue at the Austin Commons apartment complex after a major gas leak.
According to the latest update, about half of the buildings are still without heat or gas. Code Compliance folks tell us they’ve been out here on a daily basis, getting updates on the progress being made. Code officials say they’re pleased and this complex is better than many they’ve come across.
The complex has provided one space heater per unit. We’re told city code requires that once the temperature dips below a certain point. People living her have also been given hot plates and access to portable showers to help them manage.
Still, many residents wish the repairs would be done faster.
"Just got a mini-heater, stay under the covers,” said Brandon Hunter, who lives at the complex and has gas on his stove but no heat or hot water. I think about the sun. Still cold (and you're from Chicago right?) yep, so you know it's gotta be cold!"
Management told us they’re working to get about four to five buildings per day online, meaning it should be done by Thursday or Friday.
By Adam Bennett