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Work continues to restore gas in south of Island

Gas Engineers have been working all afternoon to try and restore supplies to more than 700 homes in the South of the Island.

It follows a major problem caused by the collapse of a valve in the gas supply system yesterday evening.

Earlier today residents of Castletown and Colby were warned that engineers - with police approval - may have to use the help of locksmiths in order to gain access to some un-occupied properties so that the required work could be carried out.

However, acting managing director of Manx Gas Robert Gardner says so far that hasn't been necessary . . .

Manx Gas engineers will continue to work into the evening and the company is still optimistic all properties in Colby could be re-connected by the end of the day but with more work required in Castletown tomorrow.

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