Massive gas outage in Huntly and Keith - householders warned that supply may not be restored today
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SGN are warning consumers in Huntly and Keith that they could be without gas overnight.
Engineers are currently on site investigating the cause of the issue which has affected supplied to 4500 properties.
Aberdeenshire and Moray Councils are setting up incident management teams to support affected householders.
Shops in both towns have sold out of electric heaters.
A spokesman said: "At this time, it’s difficult to say exactly how long it will take to restore supplies. We will be contacting residents who are registered on the Priority Services Register to offer extra support while they are without their supply.
"We know it’s not easy being without your gas supply at this time of year and we’re extremely sorry for this disruption. We’ll be doing all we can to restore everyone’s supplies as soon as possible.
We’ll be keeping our website http://bit.ly/2YyvZfz updated with the latest information as it becomes available.
The next update is due at 3.30pm.