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Community / Fault with underground cable cuts power for Lerwick residents

NEARLY 800 properties in Lerwick and some surrounding areas lost power yesterday afternoon (Sunday) following a fault with an underground high voltage cable.

The fault occurred just before 5pm, affecting 773 customers, before power was restored in full by 5.55pm.

Engineers are investigating the cause of the problem.

A spokesperson for SSEN said: “We would like to apologise to our customers who experienced a loss of power yesterday evening and thank them for their patience, whilst our engineers worked to restored power as safely and quickly as possible.”