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Efforts to restore power to the remaining 700 households are ongoing. Photo: Shetland News

AS SSEN Distribution continues working on re-connecting the remaining hundreds of households without power since Monday, a warning has gone out that some people may experience further short power cuts to allow engineers rebuilding the network.

Shetland Islands Council is urging islanders to continue to look out for each other as some people will be facing a sixth night without electricity.

A council spokesperson said: “With many areas of Shetland now restored to power and life beginning to feel a little more normal Shetland Islands Council are encouraging residents to continue to look out for the most vulnerable in their communities this weekend.

“SSEN are continuing to work to reconnect the remaining properties, and have warned that some households may experience additional disconnections for short periods of time as work is undertaken to reconnect areas of the grid.”

Gritting team have been out all week to clear main and side roads. However, many unclassified roads are still only passable with great care.

A yellow weather warning for ice from Saturday into Sunday is in place. Warmer weather is forecast for Monday.

Anyone who needs support with essential supplies or emergency assistance is asked to contact the Shetland Islands Council on 01595 744400 (office hours) or 01595 695611 (out of hours).

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