South East Wales

Gas water leak repairs to 750 homes in Nantyglo to take days

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Media captionThe firm said the gas supply would be returned to properties once it was safe

It will take several days to fix gas supplies to hundreds of properties in Blaenau Gwent after a burst main leaked into gas pipes, Wales and West Utilities has said.

The firm's engineers have been working on removing the water which has left 750 homes in Nantyglo without gas.

But they say the "complex operation" will take more time to carry out.

Showering facilities have been made available while vulnerable customers also have heaters and hot plates.

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Wales and West said it had so far pumped 100,000 litres of water from the gas pipe.

"We are working round the clock to resolve this issue. We are as yet unable to give an exact time when gas supplies will be restored," said a spokesperson.

"This is a complex operation that may take several days to complete. Gas supplies will not all be restored at the same time but we will keep people updated as to how we are progressing with this.

"Our engineers have visited every property affected to make sure the gas supply is turned off and are now working to remove the water from the gas pipe.

"Once this is completed we will be visiting each property again to safely turn their gas supplies back on."

Leisure centres in Abertillery and Ebbw Vale will be open for people to have a shower while 85 heaters and 82 hot plates for warming food have been distributed.

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