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Community / Hundreds of properties affected by power cut

ALMOST 400 households in Nesting, Vidlin and Whalsay were without power for up to four hours on Monday evening.

Scottish & Southern Energy Networks said the outage was caused by a fault in the local overhead network.

A company spokesman said the fault started at just before 7.30pm.

“Our priority was to restore supplies as safely and as quickly as possible, and our engineers were able to re-route supplies and restore the power in stages, with everyone back on by 23:16,” he said.

“We would like to apologise to our customers who were affected by this power cut and assure them our engineers did all they could to restore their supplies as safely and as quickly as possible.”