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Electricity engineers kept busy

THERE was disruption to electricity supplies in the south and west of Shetland on Friday morning after damage was caused to a pole and overhead lines.

Over 110 customers were left without power when SSEN was alerted to a wire which had come down outside a property in Scousburgh.

Engineers isolated some supplies while repair work was carried out, with all customers back on by 12.45pm.

The fire service and SSEN engineers also attended a smoking pole on Friday morning in the Weisdale area.

Power was isolated to 28 customers while repairs were carried out, with electricity restored by 2pm.

A spokesperson for SSEN said: “We’d like to sincerely apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused by today’s faults in Weisdale and Scousburgh and thank them for their patience as our engineers worked to safely restore power as quickly as possible.”

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