SSE: Power could be fully restored by Thursday night

Yesterday Scottish and Southern Energy restored electricity to 700 homes and 400 engineers are expected to continue their efforts today to fix power lines toppled by heavy snow.

It is thought the hundreds of homes still without power everyone will be reconnected by the end of tomorrow.

Conditions continue to be challenging, but we believe that, providing no further significant damage to the network is found, customers who lost their supply as a result of the recent severe weather event should have electricity restored by the end of Thursday night.

– Scottish and Southern Energy

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