It's National Safe Digging Day!

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Today is August 11th - or 8-11, which is the number to call for Miss Dig.

August 11th has been proclaimed: "National Safe Digging Day" - a good time remind everyone, that if your weekend plans involve digging in your yard, to call 8-1-1 first.

Consumers Energy says that damage to natural gas lines is down 21 percent this year, due to people calling first.

Miss Dig 8-1-1 is a one-call service that alerts utilities to dispatch crews to mark those underground utility lines with flags, or paint, in the area you plan to dig.

The service is fast, free, and required by law.

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