Around 1,650 homes are still without power in western Scotland after the wintry conditions damaged power lines.
Scottish and Southern Energy said 925 homes remained cut off overnight in Kintyre, Argyll, and 725 on the Isle of Arran.
The firm said its hopes to have everyone connected to a temporary power supply by the end of Thursday.
Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown told BBC Radio Scotland said that a "huge effort" by all agencies involved has reduced the number of people without power "by about 90% from about 18,000 ... to below 2,000".
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.