Keith and Huntly gas outage: Supplies returned to hospital and care homes in both towns
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GAS supplies have been returned to care homes and hospitals in Keith and Huntly after an outage yesterday morning.
The Turner Memorial Hospital in Keith and the Jubilee Hospital in Huntly have both seen supplies return, along with all care homes in both towns.
Thousands of people in the two towns were without gas overnight, with temperatures below freezing.
However, gas network company SGN are working to get supplies back to the most vulnerable first – with the hope that gas will return for everyone by the end of today.
Around 100 engineers have been drafted in from around Scotland to help get things back up and running, with many bringing portable heaters for local residents.
SGN spokesperson Katie Lobban said: "Thank you to Huntly and Keith residents for your continued patience and support while you are without gas.
"We are overwhelmed by the support we are receiving from the community, including our local partner organisations.
"We are prioritising restoring gas supplies to vulnerable customers this morning and have already restored supplies to the hospital and care homes.
"We are aiming for gas to be available to everyone in Huntly and Keith later today.
"In the meantime, it’s important your gas supply remains off at the meter until we tell you to turn it back on."
The next update will be provided by SGN at 2pm.
If you need any extra help while you’re without your supply, you can reach SGN on live chat, text them on 07490 077 649 or call on 0800 912 1717.
A full investigation into what caused this issue will come after supplies have returned.