400 Hull homes with no gas after water pipe bursts

Published: Thursday 28th January 2016 by The News Editor

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Hundreds of Hull properties were left with no gas supply after a water mains accident.

Northern Gas Networks (NGN) says it is hopeful that some 400 households affected will have their supply restored shortly. Homes in west Hull’s Bricknell Avenue vicinity suffered the cut on Tuesday (January 26).

A college and secondary school have been shut while residents are being offered hot drink and food at Kelvin Hall school.

NGN set up the base as a temporary measure there while the fault is being fixed. It is also handing out hotplates and electric heaters to its customers.

The glitch occurred when a pipe burst and water flowed into the local gas mains, according to the BBC. NGN could not start pipe repair work until its workers had turned off gas supplies at every meter.

The company’s Sian Fletcher says the faulty water main has now been fixed. Engineers are analysing the gas main for signs of damage.

The spokeswoman said: “It’s a big engineering job. There are a few stages that need to happen before we can get people safely back on gas.”

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Published: Thursday 28th January 2016 by The News Editor

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