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News / Power restored to almost all affected households

New fault at South Nesting leaves almost 100 without electricity

Repair work has been continuing during the hours of darkness. Photo: Shetland News

SIX DAYS after the heavy snow fall that brought power lines down mainly in the north and west of Shetland almost all customers have been reconnected, electricity network company SSEN Distribution has said.

Twenty four properties in Vementry, Grobsness, Brechin and Watsness remain without a power supply as of Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, 94 households in the Freester, Eswick and Vardasta areas of South Nesting, originally re-connected on Thursday are without electricity due to a second fault.

In a short update on Sunday morning, a spokesperson said SSEN was confident that power would be restored to all affected households and businesses by this afternoon.

She added: “We will continue to make permanent repairs to bring the network to full operation and prevent further power cuts.

“This may require temporary planned disconnections for short periods. Customers will be notified of these in advance, wherever possible. This is necessary to reconnect customers who are still without power to the main network following offline repairs.”

Meanwhile, Shetland Islands Council has confirmed that all schools and early years settings, including  the primary schools in Skeld and South Nesting, will be open on Monday. Schools across Shetland will close for the Christmas break at the end of the school day on Tuesday (20 December).

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