GAS engineers in Marsden are today hoping to reconnect most of the final 400 properties still without gas after the village crisis.
Despite engineers from United Utilities working until 11pm last night, just under a quarter of the 1,751 properties affected by the leak five days ago still need gas restoring.
Richard Felton, a spokesman for United Utilities, said the vast majority of properties would be reconnected by the end of today .
United Utilities is part of a consortium which owns gas pipe company Northern Gas Networks, the majority of which is owned by Hong Kong-based companies.
Problems started when a pipe fractured in Chain Road, Marsden, on Saturday, causing the loss of supply.
Mr Felton said: "There will be the odd isolated property, where people are on holiday and we have been unable to gain access, which will not be reconnected, but the vast majority will be restored by today."
Mr Felton also reminded residents to ensure they check the identity of anyone visiting and claiming to be from the gas company.
Engineers working in Marsden are from United Utilities, working on behalf of Northern Gas Networks.
All carry a photographic identity card with a telephone number which residents can check.
They also wear high-visibility protective clothing with United Utilities and Northern Gas Networks logos.