A burst water main affected gas and water supplies for families in almost 300 houses in Dalton, Moldgreen and Waterloo.

Northern Gas Networks said the burst main caused water to enter the gas network on Monday evening and on Tuesday, engineers were continuing work to restore gas supplies.

The gas supply to 297 residential properties in Greenlea Court, Cross Green Road and Dalton Green Lane were affected.

As of 4pm today 127 customers were back on gas with a further 88 properties connected up to the meter. Engineers now need access to these properties so that they can safely turn the gas back on.

Work continued to remove the water from the main supplying the remaining properties so that engineers could begin to restore the supply.

Northern Gas Networks has made electric heaters and portable cookers available to people who need them and customer care officers are on hand to ensure that vulnerable customers are looked after.

A customer drop in centre has been opened at The Stag Inn, 456 Wakefield Road, Huddersfield where customers can get the latest updates. The customer care tea, can be reached on 0845 634 0508.

Neil Armstrong, customer operations area manager, Northern Gas Networks, said: “Our engineering teams are doing everything they can to get this situation resolved and restore supplies to all customer affected as quickly as possible. The safety of our customers is our first priority.”

A Yorkshire Water spokesman said: “We’re currently dealing with an incident at Greenlea Court in Huddersfield after a water main burst, leading to around 200 properties in the area being without water yesterday afternoon.

“We’ve now resumed supplies to all properties and we’re currently working to provide a permanent fix to the pipe.

“We’d like to apologise to anyone affected and we will continue to support Northern Gas Networks to investigate issues with a gas main in the area.”

Laura Conway, a mother of two-year-old Jude, said the first she knew of any problems was when a representative from Northern Gas Networks knocked on her door at 9.30am on Monday.

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Laura, 31, of Greenlea Court, said: “They asked if my gas was off. They didn’t know what the problem was but had had a lot of complaints from people in the area saying it was not working.

“They had to turn the gas off for safety reasons. They said water had got into the gas network.

“Then at 12.36pm I got a text from Yorkshire Water saying I would have either low pressure or no water at all. I had no water, there was just a little dribble.

“Fortunately, my son was at nursery so he was taken care of but it just happened that I had agreed to look after a 13-week-old baby boy for a friend who was going to a funeral.

“Luckily she had brought some bottles of sterilised water or I’m not quite sure what I would have done!”

Her water came back on Monday at 5.54pm but the gas did not come back on until 9.40am on Tuesday.

Asta Canavan, a married, 33-year-old, mother-of-three young children from Australia, who lives just a few doors away, said: “It’s been a disruption but the staff involved have been really good. Somehow, we have managed.

“The children loved seeing the digger and it made us appreciate how lucky we are to have water and gas at the touch of a switch.”