Stockton Heath: working through the Bank Holiday to keep energy flowing

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Work to repair a gas main in Stockton Heath is “progressing well” engineers said today.

Teams from gas network Cadent will be working through the Bank Holiday weekend.

The emergency gas team was first called after water was found in gas pipes in Birchdale Road.

There is a water leak also in the area.

During work to fix the gas issues, investigations revealed urgent work was needed on an underground cast iron main in adjacent London Road.

Three-way traffic lights were set up this week to manage the safe flow of vehicles around the work area. These are manned 7am to 7pm, to achieve optimum flow.

No gas supplies are affected and there should no interruption going forward.

If anyone smells gas, has lost supply or is experiencing low pressures, call the national gas emergency service on 0800 111 999, immediately. Please don’t assume it’s related to this work - it may not be and needs to be checked.

“We hope people understand this is essential work to keep the local gas network operating safely and reliably,” said Mark Syers, Head of Customer Experience - North West, Cadent.

“We appreciate this is a busy area and no one likes sitting in traffic lights. Our teams will be working on this through the bank holiday weekend. We’re progressing well on what is a challenging repair job. Our priority is doing everything safely, and causing as little disruption as we can while doing so.”

Cadent in the North West

Cadent’s North West network stretches from the Lake District to Crewe and is home to 21,000 miles of distribution pipes (most of them underground). If placed end-to-end, that amount of pipes would stretch from Warrington to Sydney, Australia, and back again.
More than 83 per cent of North West households are heated by gas.
The region was among the first to adopt the use of gas over 200 years ago and is about to lead the way again in a shift away from fossil gas to hydrogen.
Producing only heat and water at point of use, hydrogen is key to the UK’s net zero future and is set to be introduced at volume in the North West during the 2020s, through a Cadent-backed project, HyNet North West.


Cadent is the UK’s largest gas distribution network with a 200-year legacy.  We are in a unique position to build on strong foundations whilst encouraging the curiosity to think differently and the courage to embrace change.  Day to day we continue to operate, maintain and innovate the UK’s largest gas network, transporting gas safely and protecting people in an emergency.   Our skilled engineers and specialists remain committed to the communities we serve, working day and night to ensure gas reaches 11 million homes from Cumbria to North London and the Welsh Borders to East Anglia, to keep your energy flowing. 

Future of Gas: Here at Cadent we support the Government’s plans to reach Net Zero by 2050. That means we’re backing the introduction of hydrogen as a low carbon alternative to natural gas for the future. We know people love the controllability of gas and, with our network already in place, it makes sense to switch to the lower carbon alternative offered by hydrogen, which we believe can keep homes and businesses warm for generations to come.

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