Leeds & West Yorkshire

No gas for 125 houses during cold snap in Yorkshire village

Residents of 125 houses in a West Yorkshire village have lost their gas supplies in sub-zero temperatures.

Parts of Marsden near Huddersfield have been affected since around 21:00 GMT on Tuesday evening after water got inside the gas main system.

Supplier Northern Gas Networks said it hopes to start reconnecting the most vulnerable customers this afternoon.

A temporary shelter has been set up at Marsden Mechanics Institute in Peel Street for those affected.

'Check elderly'

Dennis Langham, customer operation's area manager for Northern Gas, apologised for the inconvenience caused.

He said: "The safety of our customers is our number one priority and we are currently working hard to identify the problem and restore gas supplies as quickly as possible to the people of Marsden.

"We appreciate their co-operation and understanding and would urge anyone who is affected to check on the welfare of neighbours, especially the elderly."

Meanwhile Kirklees Council said it is trying to identify any vulnerable people who may need extra support and is delivering provisions, including electric hotplates and heaters, to those in need.

The streets affected are: Carrs Road, Carrs Side Street One and Two, Meltham Road, Woods Avenue and Woods Terrace.

Members of the public can visit the Peel Street drop-in centre or call the customer service team on 0191 5116940 if they have a question about the incident.

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