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Last homes to be reconnected after 1,600 Orpington properties lose gas supply

PUBLISHED: 12:02 04 January 2013

The remaining Orpington properties left without heat after a burst water main flooded the gas network are to be reconnected by this evening.

Southern Gas Networks (SGN) say there are now fewer than 500 of the initial 1,600 homes affected living without gas.

Specialist equipment has been used to remove more than 95,000 litres of water over the six days since the the network was flooded.

An emergency centre set up at St Michael’s Church, in Crofton Road, remains open and a member of staff from Thames Water is on hand to assist customers.

A spokesman for SGN said: “We would like to thank everyone for their continued patience and would like to reassure everyone we are working hard to resolve this situation and restore all supplies as quickly as possible.”

Customers in need of help or advice can call the SGN helpline on 0845 070 1431.

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