Gas supply restored to more than 100 homesBy Laura Herbert
December 15, 2012
The gas supply to more than 100 homes in Wokingham has been restored after water entered the network on Friday.
Southern Gas Networks (SGN) said the supply to around 150 homes in Barrett Crescent, Pattenash Drive, Herons Way, Long’s Way, Norreys Avenue, Mylne Square, Hughes Road was affected because water entered the gas network from a damaged water main.
The burst is believed to have happened at around 10.30am on Friday and SGN engineers were on site at around 12.30pm.
Staff posted letters to the affected homes and set up an emergency centre at All Saints School, in Norreys Avenue, to help people.
Portable fan heaters and hotplates were also given to the elderly, the disabled, anyone chronically sick and families with young children.
An SGN spokesman said: "Very good progress is being made as engineers continue to remove hundreds of litres of water from the gas network.
"Over 100 customers have had their gas restored already with engineers visiting homes to carry out safety checks and reconnect supplies.
"Work will continue throughout the day to restore supplies to the remaining customers as quickly as we can.
"We would like to thank everybody for their patience and assistance while we carry out our work."
Anyone with concerns about gas safety can call the National Gas Emergency Number on 0800 111 999.