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Community / Power cuts affect isles – with Skerries potentially off until Friday afternoon

POWER cuts have affected hundreds of households in areas such as Mossbank, Yell, Whalsay and Skerries.

SSE said engineers are still assessing the problem in the Mossbank area. This outage initially affected 330 customers but by switching the network, 139 have had their power restored

The remainder are due to be restored by 4.30pm today.

In Skerries 58 customers are off supply due to damage to the overhead network caused by adverse weather.

“We are working to get engineers to site but have proactively contacted all customers to warn that they may be off supply until Friday afternoon,” an SSE spokesperson said.

In Whalsay 43 customers lost supply. Engineers are on site and by 3.15pm all but three customers have had their power restored.

The cause of the outage was a blown fuse. All remaining customers are due back on supply by 4pm today.

“SSEN would like to apologise to any customers affected by these outages and to assure them that we are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore supplies,” the spokesperson said.

The windy weather has caused disruption to transport across Shetland.

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