Hundreds still wait­ing for gas

Scottish Daily Mail - - The Brexmas Election -

HUNDREDS of fam­i­lies re­mained with­out gas last night fol­low­ing a loss of sup­ply ear­lier this week.

Some 460 prop­er­ties in the Falkirk, Stir­ling­shire, area are still with­out a mains gas sup­ply as a re­sult of a faulty piece of equip­ment in the net­work.

How­ever, more than 7,000 prop­er­ties have been re­con­nected by engi­neers work­ing to re­store sup­plies fol­low­ing a fail­ure on Sun­day morn­ing.

Gas net­work com­pany SGN con­firmed yes­ter­day that each house­hold af­fected by the prob­lem would re­ceive £30 worth of credit for each 24-hour pe­riod they have been with­out gas.

It added that an ex­tra £30 would also be given as a ‘ges­ture of good­will’ in recog­ni­tion of the se­vere weather through­out Sun­day.

Most of the 14 schools and ed­u­ca­tional es­tab­lish­ments shut on Mon­day re­opened yes­ter­day as the is­sue was re­solved, though three re­mained closed.

A state­ment from SGN said: ‘If you have any is­sues af­ter your gas is re­stored, please visit us at Camelon Com­mu­nity Cen­tre so we can try to help.’

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