ABOUT 500 homes in Northwood have been left without gas after a burst water pipe leaked into the mains supply.
A spokesperson for the National Grid, which provides power and energy supplies across the country, confirmed a team of engineers had been sent to repair the damaged gas main, in Green Lane, and are in the process of pumping water out.
Every property affected will be visited to ensure the gas supply is turned off at the metre. A return visit will be made once the gas is back in the mains, to reinstate the supply and ensure it is flowing safely.
National Grid incident controller, Tony Day, said: "I would like to thank the community for their patience and cooperation. We will do all we can to restore supplies as quickly as possible.
"It is vital people do not try and use their gas supply while we are dealing with this emergency."
National Grid has set up a mobile incident room in Copse Wood Way but say it is too early to confirm when gas supplies will be restored.
A spokesperson for Veolia Water Three Valleys, which is responsible for the water supply in Hillingdon, said: "Customers in Hillingdon may be experiencing interruptions to their water and gas supplies.
This follows a burst water main in Green Lane, Northwood, this morning. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
"Our engineers are currently repairing the burst and hope to restore the water supply as soon as possible.
We are working closely with National Grid to restore gas and water supplies to all affected customers."
Anyone with questions about the loss of gas supply can call 0845 605 6677.
If you smell gas or have lost your gas supply, call the National Gas Emergency service on 0800 111 999.
Have you been left without gas today? Contact Gazette reporter Siba Matti on 07788567259 or email email@example.com