Gas Main Shut Off in Ampthill
Posted Wednesday, 16 November 2016 at 11:57
There is an ongoing problem with the gas main in the Ampthill area of Mid-Beds. This has left many of my constituents without gas since last night.
I’ve been in touch with the National Grid who have given me a briefing. Their engineers are on site and working to fix the leak and restore supply.
However this is a big job, it will take some time and there will be some disruption in the area.
To safely restore gas supplies, National Grid engineers will need to visit every affected property and switch the gas supply off at the meter. Engineers have already begun switching people off and this operation will continue throughout today.
To assist them, they are advising that someone be at home so they can switch the supply off. The sooner they are able to switch everyone off, the sooner they will be able to restore supplies.
Once the repair has been made and gas is back in the mains, a second visit will be made to turn on the supply to each property and make sure it is flowing safely.
Finally, National Grid are liaising with the local council to ensure elderly and other vulnerable residents are being identified and cared for.
If you know of an elderly or vulnerable resident, please contact National Grid on 0845 835 1111, so they can provide whatever help is needed.
Nadine Dorries MP
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA
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