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Thousands of homes still without power in Scottish Borders

Storm Ali hits Dumfries and Galloway Tree down in Kirkcudbright Credit: Drew Geddes

Storm Ali has left thousands of homes in the Scottish Borders without power this morning.

Wind gusts of up to 80mph caused widespread damage to the electricity network across central and southern Scotland. Fallen trees brought down power poles and debris was blown onto lines causing outages across the region.

Around 5000 homes are currently without power in Scotland, with the majority affected in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.

Customers of Scottish Power are being told the issue may not be resolved for another three days due to the significant damage across the region.

High winds across most of the day and in to the evening yesterday meant that working conditions were very difficult. Blocked roads and travel issues also caused additional difficulties for our engineers.

Good progress has been made, but there is still a significant amount of damage on the network that engineers will face today. We will continue to work hard to reconnect customers as quickly as we can.”

– REPRESENTATIVE FROM SCOTTISH POWER

Scottish Power customers are advised to call 105 to get updates on power outages in their area, and encourage anyone in need of special assistance to make contact our customer service team.