'Majority' of Nantyglo properties reconnected to gas supply

Most homes in Nantyglo have now had their gas supply reconnected after a burst water main on Thursday left around 755 homes without gas.

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Gas supply restored to 'majority' of Nantyglo homes

Most homes in Nantyglo have now had their gas supply reconnected after a burst water main on Thursday left around 755 homes without gas.

We have been working since last Thursday, 21 August, to reconnect around 755 properties in the Nantyglo area left without gas supplies following a burst on a water main.

We have now managed to reconnect the gas supply to the majority of properties affected and are working with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water in relation to those householders who are unable to use their gas supply because their appliances need to be repaired or replaced, due to water damage.

This has been a mammoth effort involving about 60 engineers at a time working 24 hours a day and removing over 150,000 litres of water from 10 kms of our gas network. We are now working on the hard to get at parts of the network in an effort to draw this incident to a close.

We have had tremendous support from the local community as we have worked to resolve this issue and also from Tai Calon Community Housing colleagues.

We would like to thank the community for their patience and assure everyone that we will soon have gas supplies restored to all properties affected.

– Wales & West Utilities spokesperson

'Complex operation' to restore gas supplies

Wales and West Utilities says it has restored gas supplies to around 600 properties in Nantyglo, which were cut off when a water main burst.

We have removed more than 150,000 litres of water from approximately 10km of the gas network and are continuing to remove water from where it has gathered at low points.

We have now restored gas to over 600 properties and continue to visit door to door to reconnect gas supplies.

All WWU staff will be carrying identification, and we are asking people to please give them access to their gas meters to turn their gas supply back on.

This continues to be a complex operation and we will continue to work around the clock to resolve this issue as safely and as quickly as we can.

– Wales and West Utilities spokesperson

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Engineers visiting door-to-door to reconnect gas supply

Engineers are continuing to restore gas supplies to homes in Nantyglo Credit: PA

The majority of homes affected by a gas supply cut in Nantyglo have now been reconnected. Wales and West Utilities says 540 of the 755 homes left without gas have had their supply restored and they are continuing to work door-to-door to reconnect the remaining properties. The company says more than 150,000 litres of water has been removed from gas pipes in the area.

This continues to be a complex operation and we will continue to work around the clock to resolve this issue as safely and as quickly as we can.

Wales & West Utilities is responsible for restoring the gas supply to the meter of properties. If we are finding water in the internal gas pipe work and internal gas appliances we are removing this and liaising closely with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water – and where appropriate, Tai Calon Community Housing, to make sure that these are repaired or replaced as quickly as possible.

– Wales and West Utilities spokesperson

Engineers continue to restore Nantyglo gas supply

The remaining few pockets of water are being removed from gas pipes at Nantyglo and engineers will be going door-to-door today to tell residents their gas is back on. The system was flooded last Thursday after a water main burst - damaging gas pipes. Some homes have had their supplies restored by 660 are still without gas.

We are still in the process of restoring the gas supply to approximately 755 properties in the Nantyglo area that are without gas as a result of the impact of a water main that burst and was repaired on Thursday. This resulted in damage to gas pipes, and water getting in to the gas network.

We have removed more than 150,000 litres of water from approximately 10km of the gas network so far and are continuing to remove water from where it has gathered at low points in the network, so we can restore all gas supplies.

Engineers will be going door to door ... we are asking people to please give them access to their gas meters to turn their gas supply back on.

– A Wales & West Utilities spokesperson

Optimism that Nantyglo gas to return soon

Work has begun to restore power to around 150 properties in the next Credit: ITV Wales

There's optimism that homes in Nantyglo without a gas supply will be reconnected in the next 24 - 48 hours. Around 755 homes have been without gas since last Thursday when a water main burst, damaging the adjacent gas pipes, causing them to flood.

“We are continuing to pump water out of our gas pipe, and have removed more than 150,000 litres of water from approximately 10km of the gas network so far. Water has gathered at low points in the network, and we have to locate and drain them all before we can restore all gas supplies. We have also begun work to restore gas to approximately 200 properties on Limestone Road, Limestone Road East, Chapel Road, Market Road, New Road, Wesley Buildings and Ty Heulwen, and are cautiously optimistic that we will be able to start on the restoration of all affected properties over the next 24-48 hours."

– Wales & West Utilities spokesperson

Residents have been supplied with electric heaters and hot plates to warm food while the gas supply remains switched off.

Around 755 properties were affected when water flooded the gas network. Credit: ITV Wales

Work begins to restore gas to Nantyglo properties

Work has begun to restore gas to around 150 properties in the Nantyglo area following disruption to the service earlier this week.

Work has begun to restore gas to around 150 properties over the next 24-48 hours. Credit: PA

Around 755 properties were affected after a water main burst and flooded the gas network.

Wales and West Utilities say they hope to restore gas to properties on Limestone Road, Limestone Road East, Chapel Road and Ty Heulwen over the next 24 to 48 hours.

Over 150 fan heaters and hot plates for warming food has been distributed to customers and anyone who needs support is urged to speak to staff in the area or call 0800 912 2999.

“We are continuing to pump water out of our gas pipe – more than 100,000 litres of water has been removed so far. Water has gathered at low points in the network, and we have to locate and drain them all before we can restore all gas supplies."

– Wales and West Utilities spokesperson

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Gas supply still cut to hundreds of homes

Hundreds of properties in the Nantyglo area remain without gas following a burst water main which disrupted the gas network earlier this week.

Wales and West Utilities say they are still working on getting gas returned to around 775 properties and are continuing to pump over 100,000 litres of water out of the affected pipe.

They have supplied over 100 fan heaters and hot plates to their most vulnerable customers and have thanked the community for their patience.

"This is a complex operation that may take several days to complete. Gas supplies will not all be restored at the same time, but we will keep people updated on progress throughout the day. if anyone needs assistance, or knows of a neighbour who may, please contact either our staff in the area, or call our customer services team on 0800 912 2999."

– Wales & West Utilities spokesperson

Gas supply cut-off for 750 homes could last a week

Hundreds of households in the Nantyglo area of Blaenau Gwent could be without gas for up to a week after water flooded a supply line.

Residents have been told they can use local sports centres to wash. Credit: PA

Wales & West Utilities say they have already delivered 85 fan heaters and 82 hot plates for warming food to vulnerable customers,

It says it is working around the clock to repair the fault. Engineers have visited every one of the 755 properties affected to make sure the gas supply is turned off, and are now working to remove the water from the gas pipe.

We are as yet unable to give an exact time when gas supplies will be restored. This is a complex operation that may take several days to complete. Gas supplies will not all be restored at the same time, but we will keep people updated as to how we are progressing with this.

– Wales & West Utilities

Abertillery and Ebbw Vale Sports Centres have been made available for washing and shower facilities during opening hours.

Gas supply cut affecting homes in Nantyglo

Wales and West Utilities say engineers have been been working throughout the night to restore the gas supply to approximately 755 properties in the Nantyglo area.

It says the burst water main, which led to water getting into a gas pipe, is in Waun Heulog.

The streets affected are:

  • Banna Bunglows
  • Bryn Awelon
  • Chapel Road
  • Cwm Crachen
  • Farm Road
  • Limestone Road
  • Limestone Road East
  • Lakeside Close
  • Lakeside Way
  • Market Road
  • New Road
  • Round House Close
  • Ty Heulwen
  • Waun Ebbw Road
  • Waun Ebbw Bunglows
  • Waun Fawr
  • Waun Heulog
  • Wesley Buildings
  • Woodlands Terrace

Our engineers have visited every property affected to make sure the gas supply is turned off, and are now working to remove the water from the gas pipe.

Once this is completed we will be visiting each property again to safely turn their gas supplies back on. We are working round the clock to resolve this issue.

This is a complex operation and we are as yet unable to let people know how long this work will take. We will keep the community informed as the work progresses throughout the day.

– Wales and West Utilities Spokesperson
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