Properties in the village of Park Street, near St Albans, have been cut off from their gas supply.

According to a local resident, the issue began at around 5pm yesterday (Thursday, June 29).

Gas distribution network, Cadent, have sent teams to the area to deal with the incident.


The company believes that water has entered the network and is "blocking the flow of gas into local properties".

Cadent have requested that Park Street residents stay at home today (Friday, June 30), due to their need to access every property.

A statement on the company's website read: "Our teams are dealing with an incident in the Park Street area of St Albans.

"We believe water has entered our gas network and is blocking the flow of gas into local properties

"When this happens, we must follow a careful process to first turn off supply, at every property.

"Our teams will get all the water out and then return to every property to turn supply back on.

"We have a large presence on-site this evening and it will be even bigger tomorrow, (Friday) as we continue the process to go door-to-door to follow this systematic process.

"We do need access to every property.

"We are asking people to remain at home tomorrow (Friday) if you can.


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"If you can’t stay in, perhaps leave a key with a neighbour?

"We want to be clear that a water-related incident like this takes time to resolve. It is not a quick fix.

"Safety is always our number one priority.

"We will make sure we have lots of resources on site for as long as this takes - engineers to sort out the gas supply issue and also support teams to help you in any way we can.

"You will see us set up a command centre and customer liaison points from early tomorrow.

"We will share the location of those when we have them.

"We will provide updates as soon as we have more information to share."

Residents can stay up to date with the situation on Cadent's website: