15th July 2018
Established 1872. Online since 1996.

Thousands of properties without power and traffic disruption following power cut

More than 4,500 properties were left without power on Friday morning with a main road through Lerwick closed outside Lerwick Power Station.

Traffic has been diverted through the old north road linking back towards the North Road with police stopping vehicles on the A970.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks were made aware of a power cut at 9.40am affecting areas including Sandness, Walls, Scalloway, Sandwick, Cunningsburgh and Gulberwick.

SSEN said 4,537 properties were affected, with the problem coming from damage to high voltage overhead line. It hoped to restore power to all customers by 2pm.

At 12.25pm there were about 1,700 properties without power.

SSE said the road was expected to be open by about 12.45pm, with repairs being carrid out on overhead lines.

 

 

Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to editorial@shetlandtimes.co.uk for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.