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Gas engineers to visit final few homes in Oundle

A National Grid van. Credit: Press Association Images.

Gas engineers are urging homeowners in Oundle to make sure they are in today as they attempt to restore supplies to the final few houses in the town.

The area has been cut off since Thursday morning when a fault developed with the equipment regulating the pressure.

But by the end of yesterday (Saturday), National Grid had got round to 96% of properties in the town and switched the gas back on for 81%.

This morning, 40 engineers are visiting the final few homes and returning to those they could not gain access to yesterday.

"We will visit every property three times. If you’re not in after three visits we will leave contact details for you to contact us.

"It is important you don’t try and turn on your own gas supply."

– National Grid spokesman.


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