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Transport / Sumburgh Airport open again for all flights after radar disruption

The northbound ferry from Aberdeen will stop off in Kirkwall to pick up SSE engineers to help with with restoring Shetland’s power supplies

SUMBURGH Airport is open again after radar problems earlier in the day resulted in only emergency flights running.

The power outages in Shetland affected secondary communications for the local radar service.

But passengers are advised to check with their airline as the disruption may have affected scheduled flights.

Meanwhile tonight’s northbound ferry from Aberdeen is due to make a stop-off in Kirkwall to pick up SSE engineers to assist with getting Shetland’s power supplies back on.

A spokesperson for Loganair said earlier in the day that all customers whose flights have been disrupted have been contacted and a “further update will be provided later this afternoon”.

Nearly 4,000 households are without electricity in Shetland after heavy snow and ice affected overhead power lines.

An update provided this morning revealed that some properties may be without power until the end of the week.

SSEN says it might be end of week before all properties have power reconnected

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