Almost all the homes in Weymouth which lost their gas supplies when water leaked into a gas main on Tuesday have now been reconnected.
Engineers have reconnected supplies to around 400 properties. They need to carry out safety checks first and are now revisiting places where they previously failed to get access.
Around 400 homes in the Preston area of Weymouth are still without gas this lunchtime.
Supplies were cut yesterday after water leaked into the mains. Engineers need to suck the water from the pipes and visit every home before they can switch the gas back on.
The water entered our gas network yesterday, this affected around 400 properties and turned off the gas supply for safety reasons. This then allows us to remove the water from our network. Once that is complete and we are working on that now, we'll then revisit every property, perform a safety check and turn gas supplies back on.
400 homes are without gas in Weymouth in Dorset after water leaked into a gas main. It is affecting residents in the Seven Acres Road area in Preston.
It happened on Tuesday morning and the cause is being investigated.
Engineers from gas company SGN have worked through the night to remove water from the network.
We are continuing to remove water in Coombe Valley Road this morning. Once we have removed the water, we will begin restoring gas supplies to all affected properties. We are aiming to begin this process today.
The firm is providing electrical heaters and hotplates for vulnerable people. It says all customers will be compensated for their time without gas.
Thousands have taken part in the largest sailing race in the world today, in memory of Olympic Champion Andrew 'Bart' Simpson.
The father of two from Sherborne in Dorset died while training for the America's Cup in May last year.
Today more than fourteen thousand sailors from sixty five countries took part in the inaugural "Bart's Bash", including his four-year-old son Freddie and sailing partner Iain Percy.
We'll have a special report on Meridian Tonight tomorrow at 6pm.
A Guinness World Record attempt for the biggest sailing race in the world is taking place at venues all around the south coast.
Bart's Bash has been organised by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.
It will feature more than 13 thousand sailors and has so far raised more than one hundred thousand pounds for the charity.
Olympic gold and silver medalist sailor Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, died in an America's Cup training accident last year.
Over 550 sailing venues in more than 50 countries are so far signed up to take part in Bart's Bash including a number across Dorset, Hampshire, Kent and Sussex.
As Bart's closest and oldest friends, Sir Ben Ainslie and two-time Olympic champion sailor Iain Percy are spearheading the Bart's Bash crusade.
A record-breaking bid in memory of Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson is being held in Weymouth.
More than 13,000 sailors have signed up from 750 clubs in 65 countries for the first ever Bart’s Bash, which is aiming to set a record for the largest sailing event in the world.
The event is in memory of Andrew "Bart" Simpson, who was killed while training for the America's Cup in May 2013.
Police tonight have confirmed that missing George has been found safe and well in Holworth near Ringstead. Officers thanked everyone for their help.
Police are increasingly concerned for an 11-year-old boy who went missing in Dorset at lunchtime today (Monday 1 September).
George Pugh-Sargent, who is from Dorchester, was last seen near the cafe and car park for Ringstead Bay between Weymouth and Lulworth.
He has a disability that affects his behaviour and makes him particularly vulnerable.
He is 5'3", has short blond hair and was wearing a Hawaiian shirt with braces and black shorts.
Weymouth's historic harbourside is echoing to the sound of bells, fiddles and drums this evening. The annual Wessex Folk Festival is underway attracting thousands of people. Our correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports:
The MP for South Dorset will put Weymouth's claim for ten million pounds worth of improvements to the Condor Ferry terminal to the Transport Minister today. Richard Drax will lead a delegation from the town to Westminster to see Stephen Hammond.
The MP says that without the upgrades the company could walk away from the town.