Hundreds of homes still without gas in Derbyshire

Hundreds of homes in Wirksworth in Derbyshire are still without gas this morning (October 11) , after a water pipe burst on Tuesday evening.

Leaking water got into the gas pipes causing distributor Cadent to turn off the gas supply, affecting 900 homes and businesses.

Engineers have restored gas to more than 220 homes as they continue a major operation to pump thousands of litres of water out of the town’s gas pipes.

Local schools have also been affected. A lack of central heating meant pupils from Wirksworth Infant School are now being taught at their partner C of E school.