Updated - Homes in Latchford could be without gas for days

FAMILIES in Latchford could be without gas for days after contractors working on the River Mersey flood defences severed a pipe.

Hundreds of homes have been without gas since around 9.30am this morning.

Officials from the National Grid say that 34 streets in Latchford have been affected with an expected time frame of ‘days rather than hours’ to reconnect the gas supply.

It has been caused by labourers installing the flood defences on Knutsford Road who damaged a green box containing equipment that controls gas pressure.

An 8 inch low pressure pipe was severed.

Engineers from the National Grid are attempting to contact homeowners in the affected area.

They will have to visit every home twice before the gas supply will be operational again.

Residents are now asked to wait at home for an engineer to call.

A spokesman for the National Grid said: “We are asking people without gas in the Latchford area to wait in their homes this evening for an engineer to call.

“National Grid teams are currently working to restore gas supplies to several hundred homes and businesses in the Knutsford Road area.

“Engineers are now seeking to cut off the damaged section of pipe so that it can be replaced.

“Once this has been done, engineers will be visiting all the homes affected to start the process of restoring gas supplies.

“This could take some time as each home needs to be visited twice - once to safely turn off the gas supply at the meter and then again to turn the gas back on once the damage to the main has been repaired.”

The spokesman added that fan heaters and hotplates will be made available to vulnerable residents.

An incident room has been set up at Latchford St James's Primary School on Old Road. 

A spokesman for the Environment Agency, which are behind the flood defence work, said: "We apologise to residents who are affected and we will be carrying out an investigation into how this incident occurred."

These are the roads affected by the gas cut - 92 - 456 Knutsford Road, New Road, Lord St, York St, Caterbury St, Kent St, St Marys St, Enville St, Marbury St, Hewitt St, Clifton St, Miller St, Hancock Court, Pear Tree Place, Hughes Street, GroveSt, Oldham St, Cumberland St, Oxford St, Clelland St, Barry St, Surrey St, Slater St, Beatrice St, Shrewsbury St, Park Ave, Evans Place, Hawthorn Grove, Mertle Grove, Ash Grove, Beech Grove, Cedar Grove, Birch Grove, Maple Grove.

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3:33pm Fri 23 Nov 12

mparsons says...

Lost my gas supply about 9.30am - 9.45am, when the shower I was under suddenly went from hot to cold! Could this be anything to do with the flood defences work along Knutsford Road I wonder - the bulldozers have been lifting heavy boulders there this morning
Lost my gas supply about 9.30am - 9.45am, when the shower I was under suddenly went from hot to cold! Could this be anything to do with the flood defences work along Knutsford Road I wonder - the bulldozers have been lifting heavy boulders there this morning mparsons

6:21pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Godly says...

What a retarded work force..
Why were they near gas pipes when they are building flood defenses?

OUT OF ORDER, electric heaters is not enough
What a retarded work force.. Why were they near gas pipes when they are building flood defenses? OUT OF ORDER, electric heaters is not enough Godly

7:07pm Fri 23 Nov 12

akabaz says...

Fan heaters & hotplates for vulnerable residents! by law they have to supply to all residents
Fan heaters & hotplates for vulnerable residents! by law they have to supply to all residents akabaz

9:13pm Fri 23 Nov 12

old-codger says...

I understand there is a compensation scheme available for loss of service because each house pays a weekly service charge..??..
I understand there is a compensation scheme available for loss of service because each house pays a weekly service charge..??.. old-codger

10:07pm Fri 23 Nov 12

JoeyLad says...

old-codger wrote:
I understand there is a compensation scheme available for loss of service because each house pays a weekly service charge..??..
You make me laugh. Kbnobber!!!! Constant idiotic comments!!
[quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: I understand there is a compensation scheme available for loss of service because each house pays a weekly service charge..??..[/p][/quote]You make me laugh. Kbnobber!!!! Constant idiotic comments!! JoeyLad

12:36am Sat 24 Nov 12

mrsdicky says...

I'ma 60 year old - my hubby is 66 + we are sat here in st mary st bloody frezzen because some bloody idot whois working on the flood defences on knutsford rd has cut into our gasmain + now we have been told we may be reconected for at least two days. We have been informed we can go ti the local school for an electric hob + an electric fan heater but can tbey iform us who is goin to pay our extorinate electricy bill because we can not afford it + this goverment needs to live in the real world
I'ma 60 year old - my hubby is 66 + we are sat here in st mary st bloody frezzen because some bloody idot whois working on the flood defences on knutsford rd has cut into our gasmain + now we have been told we may be reconected for at least two days. We have been informed we can go ti the local school for an electric hob + an electric fan heater but can tbey iform us who is goin to pay our extorinate electricy bill because we can not afford it + this goverment needs to live in the real world mrsdicky

1:05am Sat 24 Nov 12

Trevbert says...

accidents happen..... why it may be a pain its not the end of the world, if they werent doing flood defences people would be on here moaning when the houses get wet...

whilst its not an ideal situation to be in, at least the engineers are doing something about it to remedy the damaged section of pipework..... its 2 days out of the year its gonna be cold for, all those affected with be re-imbursed..... so no-ones out of pocket for long.....
accidents happen..... why it may be a pain its not the end of the world, if they werent doing flood defences people would be on here moaning when the houses get wet... whilst its not an ideal situation to be in, at least the engineers are doing something about it to remedy the damaged section of pipework..... its 2 days out of the year its gonna be cold for, all those affected with be re-imbursed..... so no-ones out of pocket for long..... Trevbert

8:22am Sat 24 Nov 12

gazzer325 says...

accidents dont happen they are caused by incompetence
accidents dont happen they are caused by incompetence gazzer325

9:07am Sat 24 Nov 12

parto says...

Clearly Trevbert is sat in a nice warm house with running hot water, what about parents with young children what about old people what about people with medical conditions. Get a grip!!!!!! And as for the National Grid workers there in no rush as when i was out this morning not a one could be seen surely they should be working through the night to get the job done
Clearly Trevbert is sat in a nice warm house with running hot water, what about parents with young children what about old people what about people with medical conditions. Get a grip!!!!!! And as for the National Grid workers there in no rush as when i was out this morning not a one could be seen surely they should be working through the night to get the job done parto

9:11am Sat 24 Nov 12

tappo87 says...

OK. Yes this is an accident And we all knwo that.. But Why is It down to national grid to have take all the stick from residents who are unhappy, Why are national grid the ones supplying heaters to everyone it should be the company that caused this??? The man who came to my property yesterday to turn my gas off told me he had been getting stick/Abuse all day from unhappy people... We are afamily with 3 very young children, We have a gas oven and gas heating / Water.. So we have no heating no hot water or method of cooking other than the hob supplied, And most people simply cannot afford to use the electric heaters supplied as everyone knows they EAT electric, So its ok saying we will be compensated after its fixed and investigated... but what about now???? How many people readily have enough money to run electric heaters 24/7 in this weather to heat a 3 bedroom house?? Because we certainly dont...
OK. Yes this is an accident And we all knwo that.. But Why is It down to national grid to have take all the stick from residents who are unhappy, Why are national grid the ones supplying heaters to everyone it should be the company that caused this??? The man who came to my property yesterday to turn my gas off told me he had been getting stick/Abuse all day from unhappy people... We are afamily with 3 very young children, We have a gas oven and gas heating / Water.. So we have no heating no hot water or method of cooking other than the hob supplied, And most people simply cannot afford to use the electric heaters supplied as everyone knows they EAT electric, So its ok saying we will be compensated after its fixed and investigated... but what about now???? How many people readily have enough money to run electric heaters 24/7 in this weather to heat a 3 bedroom house?? Because we certainly dont... tappo87

1:01pm Sat 24 Nov 12

kazrobo says...

We are cooking on our gas BBQ and have a camping stove. We are lucky to have a dishwasher, electric shower and some back up electric heaters. National Grid are supplying hot plates to cook on and heaters, go to St James School to get them. Just thank my lucky stars I have back up sources.

You are entitled to £30 compensation every 24 hours its off so make sure when they come to switch your gas back on speak to them.
We are cooking on our gas BBQ and have a camping stove. We are lucky to have a dishwasher, electric shower and some back up electric heaters. National Grid are supplying hot plates to cook on and heaters, go to St James School to get them. Just thank my lucky stars I have back up sources. You are entitled to £30 compensation every 24 hours its off so make sure when they come to switch your gas back on speak to them. kazrobo

1:02pm Sat 24 Nov 12

kazrobo says...

The compensation is paid in 20 working days to your supplier too not to you personally so keep a check on it!
The compensation is paid in 20 working days to your supplier too not to you personally so keep a check on it! kazrobo

1:02pm Sat 24 Nov 12

kazrobo says...

The compensation is paid in 20 working days to your supplier too not to you personally so keep a check on it!
The compensation is paid in 20 working days to your supplier too not to you personally so keep a check on it! kazrobo

2:40pm Sat 24 Nov 12

annie1275 says...

Yes National grid have been on the scene since it happened.Not their fault.,its the daft gets who were doing the flood defences...Well done National grid.No point people giving them abuse for all this is there?
Yes National grid have been on the scene since it happened.Not their fault.,its the daft gets who were doing the flood defences...Well done National grid.No point people giving them abuse for all this is there? annie1275

5:43pm Sat 24 Nov 12

old-codger says...

JoeyLad says...
10:07pm Fri 23 Nov 12 ..
You make me laugh. Kbnobber!!!! Constant idiotic comments!!”

I see the usual TROLL is in with his idiotic comments,..

No wonder people keep threatening you, Your an imbicile.
JoeyLad says... 10:07pm Fri 23 Nov 12 .. You make me laugh. Kbnobber!!!! Constant idiotic comments!!” I see the usual TROLL is in with his idiotic comments,.. No wonder people keep threatening you, Your an imbicile. old-codger

5:48pm Sat 24 Nov 12

old-codger says...

kazrobo says...
1:01pm Sat 24 Nov 12

You are entitled to £30 compensation every 24 hours its off so make sure when they come to switch your gas back on speak to them.”.

Pretty much what I said but ..Joeylad seemed ton disagree...Then again he knows it all.
kazrobo says... 1:01pm Sat 24 Nov 12 You are entitled to £30 compensation every 24 hours its off so make sure when they come to switch your gas back on speak to them.”. Pretty much what I said but ..Joeylad seemed ton disagree...Then again he knows it all. old-codger

11:53am Sun 25 Nov 12

travellingman says...

Hurray...! The Gas is on.....
Hurray...! The Gas is on..... travellingman

2:25pm Sun 25 Nov 12

p8bntballlad says...

I can't see why people have such anger when something like this happens. National Grid fixing someting that they DIDN'T cause. Whoever caused the damage didn't intend to do it, and National Grid are doing a great job in supplying over a 1000 properties with heaters and cooking facilities, and they did this with hours of being notified. Loss of gas supply is only a temporary issue, so putting an extra layer of clothing and closing doors and windows is not a difficult thing to do.
Our house has had the gas isolated, so I have been affected by this, but I understand that everything is being done to resolve the issue.
I can't see why people have such anger when something like this happens. National Grid fixing someting that they DIDN'T cause. Whoever caused the damage didn't intend to do it, and National Grid are doing a great job in supplying over a 1000 properties with heaters and cooking facilities, and they did this with hours of being notified. Loss of gas supply is only a temporary issue, so putting an extra layer of clothing and closing doors and windows is not a difficult thing to do. Our house has had the gas isolated, so I have been affected by this, but I understand that everything is being done to resolve the issue. p8bntballlad

5:42pm Sun 25 Nov 12

annie1275 says...

p8bntballlad wrote:
I can't see why people have such anger when something like this happens. National Grid fixing someting that they DIDN'T cause. Whoever caused the damage didn't intend to do it, and National Grid are doing a great job in supplying over a 1000 properties with heaters and cooking facilities, and they did this with hours of being notified. Loss of gas supply is only a temporary issue, so putting an extra layer of clothing and closing doors and windows is not a difficult thing to do.
Our house has had the gas isolated, so I have been affected by this, but I understand that everything is being done to resolve the issue.
Well said...
[quote][p][bold]p8bntballlad[/bold] wrote: I can't see why people have such anger when something like this happens. National Grid fixing someting that they DIDN'T cause. Whoever caused the damage didn't intend to do it, and National Grid are doing a great job in supplying over a 1000 properties with heaters and cooking facilities, and they did this with hours of being notified. Loss of gas supply is only a temporary issue, so putting an extra layer of clothing and closing doors and windows is not a difficult thing to do. Our house has had the gas isolated, so I have been affected by this, but I understand that everything is being done to resolve the issue.[/p][/quote]Well said... annie1275

6:40pm Sun 25 Nov 12

old-codger says...

Yes, Very well said, Marvelous job done,
Yes, Very well said, Marvelous job done, old-codger

7:00pm Sun 25 Nov 12

comedymeister says...

Two Dyslexics cooking in Latchford. The first says, "Can you smell Gas?" The second replies, "I can't even smell my own name!"
Two Dyslexics cooking in Latchford. The first says, "Can you smell Gas?" The second replies, "I can't even smell my own name!" comedymeister

10:09pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Trevbert says...

comedymeister wrote:
Two Dyslexics cooking in Latchford. The first says, "Can you smell Gas?" The second replies, "I can't even smell my own name!"
only 2???

lol
[quote][p][bold]comedymeister[/bold] wrote: Two Dyslexics cooking in Latchford. The first says, "Can you smell Gas?" The second replies, "I can't even smell my own name!"[/p][/quote]only 2??? lol Trevbert

10:51pm Sun 25 Nov 12

Cheap Mower says...

comedymeister wrote:
Two Dyslexics cooking in Latchford. The first says, "Can you smell Gas?" The second replies, "I can't even smell my own name!"
you think its funny taking the p1ss out of dyslexics? i had a dyslexic friend who died . . . . he choked on his own vimto
[quote][p][bold]comedymeister[/bold] wrote: Two Dyslexics cooking in Latchford. The first says, "Can you smell Gas?" The second replies, "I can't even smell my own name!"[/p][/quote]you think its funny taking the p1ss out of dyslexics? i had a dyslexic friend who died . . . . he choked on his own vimto Cheap Mower

6:30am Mon 26 Nov 12

travellingman says...

http://www.nationalg
rid.com/uk/Media+Cen
tre/Incidents/
http://www.nationalg rid.com/uk/Media+Cen tre/Incidents/ travellingman

6:32am Mon 26 Nov 12

travellingman says...

Quote...

National Grid has restored supplies to most of those properties which temporarily lost their gas supply in the Latchford area of Warrington.

Engineers need to get access to remaining properties to switch the gas supply back on and they will continue to visit those affected until 10pm tonight (Sunday 25 November).

After this time the incident will be closed down and the incident room at St James’s Primary School in Old Road, WA4 1AP will close.

People still waiting for their gas supply to be switched back on can call 0800 111 999 to arrange for this to be done.
Quote... National Grid has restored supplies to most of those properties which temporarily lost their gas supply in the Latchford area of Warrington. Engineers need to get access to remaining properties to switch the gas supply back on and they will continue to visit those affected until 10pm tonight (Sunday 25 November). After this time the incident will be closed down and the incident room at St James’s Primary School in Old Road, WA4 1AP will close. People still waiting for their gas supply to be switched back on can call 0800 111 999 to arrange for this to be done. travellingman

9:04am Mon 26 Nov 12

comedymeister says...

I'm not saying my wife's thick, but we had a gas leak and she put a bucket under it.
I'm not saying my wife's thick, but we had a gas leak and she put a bucket under it. comedymeister

11:33am Mon 26 Nov 12

JoeyLad says...

old-codger wrote:
JoeyLad says...
10:07pm Fri 23 Nov 12 ..
You make me laugh. Kbnobber!!!! Constant idiotic comments!!”

I see the usual TROLL is in with his idiotic comments,..

No wonder people keep threatening you, Your an imbicile.
A troll isn't someone who simply disagrees with you idiot!
[quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: JoeyLad says... 10:07pm Fri 23 Nov 12 .. You make me laugh. Kbnobber!!!! Constant idiotic comments!!” I see the usual TROLL is in with his idiotic comments,.. No wonder people keep threatening you, Your an imbicile.[/p][/quote]A troll isn't someone who simply disagrees with you idiot! JoeyLad

1:00pm Mon 26 Nov 12

old-codger says...

No, A troll is someone who insists on making derogative comments towards other peoples point of view,
Imbicile..
No, A troll is someone who insists on making derogative comments towards other peoples point of view, Imbicile.. old-codger

4:54pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Trevbert says...

parto wrote:
Clearly Trevbert is sat in a nice warm house with running hot water, what about parents with young children what about old people what about people with medical conditions. Get a grip!!!!!! And as for the National Grid workers there in no rush as when i was out this morning not a one could be seen surely they should be working through the night to get the job done
i dont need running hot water..... i've got an electric shower...it heats up cold and come out hot - amazing technology.

get a grip??? really?? what did i say that was wrong, did i state an opinion? and whatever happened and whoever did accident or not, the best is being done on a company that is stretched at the moment with flooding up and down the country, so your cold your not waist deep in water, but you could be if the engineers werent working on flood defences, i agree its not an ideal situation, but who are you to tell me to get a grip..... if your that 'great' i suggest you get your toolkit out and go and fix the problem and shut up moaning and criticising..
[quote][p][bold]parto[/bold] wrote: Clearly Trevbert is sat in a nice warm house with running hot water, what about parents with young children what about old people what about people with medical conditions. Get a grip!!!!!! And as for the National Grid workers there in no rush as when i was out this morning not a one could be seen surely they should be working through the night to get the job done[/p][/quote]i dont need running hot water..... i've got an electric shower...it heats up cold and come out hot - amazing technology. get a grip??? really?? what did i say that was wrong, did i state an opinion? and whatever happened and whoever did accident or not, the best is being done on a company that is stretched at the moment with flooding up and down the country, so your cold your not waist deep in water, but you could be if the engineers werent working on flood defences, i agree its not an ideal situation, but who are you to tell me to get a grip..... if your that 'great' i suggest you get your toolkit out and go and fix the problem and shut up moaning and criticising.. Trevbert

9:28am Thu 29 Nov 12

HappyMisery says...

Actually a troll is someone who offers an alternative viewpoint simply to get a reaction.
Actually a troll is someone who offers an alternative viewpoint simply to get a reaction. HappyMisery

9:05pm Thu 29 Nov 12

old-codger says...

HappyMisery says...
9:28am Thu 29 Nov 12

Actually a troll is someone who offers an alternative viewpoint simply to get a reaction............


Thank you, Much obliged.
HappyMisery says... 9:28am Thu 29 Nov 12 Actually a troll is someone who offers an alternative viewpoint simply to get a reaction............ Thank you, Much obliged. old-codger

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