Engineers start getting the gas back on

By Antony Clay | 13/04/2017

Engineers start getting the gas back on

ENGINEERS have started restoring gas supplies to homes cut off since Tuesday.

The workers from National Grid were called in after a water main burst cut off gas supplies to St Nicolas Walk in Rawmarsh.

Thousands of litres of water which entered the gas mains has had to be pumped away from supply pipes to all the properties on the street.

Extra engineers were drafted in from across the country to assist and the damaged section of gas mains have been replaced.

National Grid is now asking people to arrange for someone to be in their properties so its engineers can switch the gas back on and ensure it is flowing properly. 

People should not attempt to switch on their own gas supplies and should wait for an engineer to visit and do it properly. 

If people plan to be out, they can let National Grid know so it can make arrangements with them about switching their gas back on. People can contact National Grid on 0845 835 1111.

The organisation is urging people to ask anyone claiming to be from National Grid who calls at their home for official identification before letting them in. An engineer’s identity can be verified at 0845 835 1111.

A customer centre has been opened at Rawmarsh Community School on Monkwood Road which will be open until 10pm tonight.

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