SNP MP for Gordon, Richard Thomson, is encouraging those affected by a major gas outage to seek support and to look out for vulnerable neighbours after around 4,500 homes on mains gas reported having no gas this morning.
Gas distribution company SGN has confirmed that engineers are on-site investigating the cause of the issue, which has affected households in Huntly in Mr Thomson’s constituency, as well as in neighbouring Moray. At this time, it is difficult to predict how long it will take to restore the supplies but it has been confirmed by SGN that it may be overnight. Residents registered on the Priority Services Register will be offered extra support while the supply is still interrupted.
Commenting, Mr Thomson said: “This is obviously concerning and hugely inconvenient for everyone, especially with the current low temperatures. I have requested an urgent update from the Chief Executive on the efforts being made to resolve the problem and the measures they are taking to assist those affected in the meantime.
“As it is unknown how long this problem might last, I’d urge people to offer socially distanced support to neighbours who may require it. My office is also here to help anyone requiring assistance or advice.”
SGN has confirmed that an update will provided at 3.30pm at https://www.sgn.co.uk/news/loss-of-gas-supply-huntly-and-keith-aberdeenshire-0