Gas supply still cut off to 1,000 Framlingham homes


More than 1,000 homes in a Suffolk town are still without gas supplies after contractors hit a pipeline.

National Grid said the main pipe in Framlingham, damaged on Thursday by contractors not involved in gas work, had been repaired.

However, engineering work had to be done to the local network before gas could be pumped into it.

An incident centre was set up at Sir Robert Hitcham school.

Alternative heating and cooking facilities were available at the school, as well as help for the elderly or disabled.

The school was closed to pupils on Friday.

Engineers from all over the region have been drafted in to restore supplies.

Sarah Wilcox from the National Grid said: "We have got quite a lot of work to do this morning before we can start getting people back on."

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