UPDATED - 400 Homes Without Gas In Weymouth
2:31pm 4th November 2014
(Updated 6:55am 6th November 2014)
400 homes in Preston in Weymouth are now known to have had their gas supply affected after a water leak.
Southern Gas Networks say engineers have been working through the night to remove water in the Coombe Valley Road area.
Their engineers have removed the water from the network and they are beginning the process of restoring gas supplies.
An investigation with Southern Gas Networks and Wessex Water this morning has shown groundwater infiltrated the gas main that left the houses without supplies.
They say once they have removed the water, they will begin restoring gas supplies to all affected properties, and are hoping to start that process today.
The customer centre in Preston Village Hall, Preston, Weymouth, DT3 6BH, reopened this morning to help customers with any queries they may have. Electric heaters and hotplates are available for vulnerable customers.
Southern Gas Networks say:
"Customers will be compensated for their time without gas. After the first 24 hours, they will receive £30 for each 24-hour period they are without gas. This will be paid automatically through their gas supplier."
"We apologise for the inconvenience while we work to restore gas supplies and thank all Preston residents for their ongoing patience."