Around 10,000 homes are without power in the Wigtown and Stewartry areas of Dumfries and Galloway.
The affected towns and villages area in the Machars area and include Portpatrick, Drummore and the Isle of Whithorn.
Scottish Power have deployed engineers to reconnect power but can't reach the affected areas because of snow drifts of up to 10 feet deep.
Generators are being taken in by off road vehicles and lifeboats which were going to take supplies have been stood down for the night because of rough seas.
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