Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution has said it expects to restore power to the majority of homes that are still cut off in western Scotland.
It said its engineers had "effectively established the equivalent of two new power stations" to provide temporary power, one on Arran and one on the Kintyre peninsula.
It predicts that less than 100 homes on Kintyre and around 350 homes on Arran will remain without power overnight, while the majority should be reconnected by 6pm tonight.
The wintry conditions are now expected to last well into April with this month on track to become the coldest March since 1962.
A group of students from Wolverhampton who were stranded in extreme snow in Scotland for more than three days tell their story of survival.
Cold weather can pose a real health risk to older and disabled people, but everyone can gain from preparing their homes for the cold.