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President's Day closure - Monday Feb, 15th, 2021

2021 GSOC HolidayBanner Presidents Day

We will be taking calls for emergency locates only on Monday, February 15th in observance of President's Day, but remember, you can file a ticket online 24/7. NOTE: Monday will not count towards your standard 48 hour notice when filing a locate, so please plan accordingly.

2020 Holiday Observance Notice

GSOC Christmas 2020

Below is a list of official holidays Gopher State One Call will observe for the remainder of 2020.

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Winter Locating 101

IMG 1566 WEBMichael Jensen began his career as a contract locator in 2009 and has spent the past three years as an engineering service tech at City of Austin Utilities. That’s more than a decade’s worth of Minnesota winters spent trudging through slush, snow and harsh temperatures to help prevent damages and keep the public safe.

As regular excavations taper off in late fall, it’s easy to assume that not much is happening once the ground freezes and the snow flies. Even though there aren’t as many routine locates, that doesn’t mean that the locator workload lightens.

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Important Notice to Facility Operators:

GSOC notification safety buffer change for web submitted locate requests – effective January 1, 2021

Summary of the buffer change: Effective January 1, 2021

What is the change?

Most ITIC locate requests will have the maximum buffer reduced from 500 feet to 300 feet. Notifications will continue to be made only to the nearest public street, if that distance is less (block to block notification).

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Upcoming Events

ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

04/21/2021 - 04/21/2021

ITIC'S New Interface Webinar

04/28/2021 - 04/28/2021

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