Gas still off on Rawmarsh street

By Antony Clay | 12/04/2017

Gas still off on Rawmarsh street

PROPERTIES on a Rawmarsh street have been left without gas for a second day after a burst water main cut off the supply.

Gas experts from the National Grid were called yesterday to St Nicholas Walk in Rawmarsh where a water main was found to have burst and leaked into the gas supply.

A spokesman for National Grid said today: “We have been working closely with the water company and are doing all we can to resolve the situation and restore gas supplies as soon as possible.

“This process involves our engineers visiting all properties to ensure the gas supply is turned off at the meter.

“Our engineers worked until late last night and resumed operations early this morning to do this.

“The damaged section of pipe has now been replaced and we have started the first part of our operation to pump water out of the gas mains.”

The spokesman said he could not say when the gas supply will be restored but added it would be “as quickly as possible”.

He said that people answering the door to engineers should ask to see official identification before letting them into their property.

For more information and to verify an engineer’s identity they should call 0845 835 1111.

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

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