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Our engineers have restored supplies to properties in the east side of Ellenborough in Maryport, after flood water found its way into the gas network at the start of the weekend.

Just over 270 properties were originally affected. Engineers began restoring supplies on Saturday evening (January 2) on a property by property basis, and this work continued today (January 3). All but a handful of homes, where engineers could not gain access (e.g. because property is currently empty) now have gas again.

Teams worked throughout the weekend in difficult conditions to restore supplies as quickly as possible.

Matty McBride, area manager for Northern Gas Networks said:

“We’d like to thank customers for their patience and goodwill during this incident.

“Gas is now back on to all but a handful of properties, where we still need to gain access to carry out safety checks. We’ll be able to switch on these few remaining homes as soon as we make contact with the residents.”

Customers with questions or concerns can call Northern Gas Networks on 0800 040 7766 option 5.

Anyone who smells gas should call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999