Stannington and Malin Bridge, Hillsborough: Over 60% of homes back on gas  

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Efforts to restore gas to impacted properties in Stannington and Malin Bridge, Hillsborough are continuing, with 60% of the properties in the area now back on gas.  
Since this incident began late on Friday night (2nd December), following a burst water main in Stannington, Cadent’s teams have removed more than 800,000 litres of water from its gas pipes. This is equivalent to two swimming pools.  
The impacted area spans four miles, between Stannington and Malin Bridge, Hillsborough, with up to 2,000 properties who have either lost gas or have been experiencing poor pressures. 
With 200 engineers working round the clock, as of this morning (9th December), 60% of properties are back on gas. The aim today is to restore gas to several hundred more homes, with the remaining properties tomorrow. 
Richard Sansom, director of the Cadent network covering South Yorkshire, said: “We had a breakthrough yesterday in the Malin Bridge area and were able to get 40 properties back on gas. There is still a lot of water in this area, however, we keep on pumping water out of our gas pipes, and we will be able to get more residents in Malin Bridge back on gas today.
“Work continues in Stannington today and it is hoped that a large percentage of these homes in this area will be back on gas by the end of the day. 
“Just like the rest of the week, we’ll continue to pump water out, because reconnecting homes is dependent on getting the water out of the gas network and gas pipes in homes.” 
“The community support has been overwhelming and I can’t thank everyone enough for their patience and making the whole team feel so welcome. We know how incredibly difficult it’s been to be without gas. I would like to assure you, we won’t leave the area until everyone is back on gas in Stannington and Malin Bridge.” 
Cadent has arranged for Gas Safe registered engineers to be available and positioned in the area to deal with any issues found with gas appliances.
Working with several local agencies, we have been able to ensure support is provided to everyone, with a particular focus on those living in vulnerable situations. 
The incident webpage is updated several times a day and includes further information, such as how to get in touch with the team on-site or by phone – 0800 917 9598.


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