Villagers in North Yorkshire face third night without gas

Hundreds of people in two North Yorkshire villages are having to rely on emergency fan heaters to keep warm after a major gas supply failure.

Around 1,400 homes in Barlby and Osgodby near Selby have been without gas since Wednesday evening. Around 1,141 have been reconnected but the 300 other properties are expected to get it back by tonight or tomorrow.

Engineers are in the process of turning off gas supplies at each home so work can take place to fix the problem.

People are being advised to keep the gas supply off at the meter.

Engineers from Northern Gas Networks (NGN) are continuing to restore normal gas supplies in the Barlby and Osgodby areas near Selby today.

Heaters and hotplates are also available for those that need them.

Steve Pigott, Business Operations Lead for Northern Gas Networks, said:

Our engineers were called to the Barlby and Osgodby areas, Selby at 5.30pm on 18 December following reports of a loss of supply to a number of properties.

Steve Pigott
  • Anyone that smells gas or suspects carbon monoxide should call the National Gas Emergency Service immediately on 0800 111 999. This line is in operation 24-hours a day, seven days a week.