Hundreds of homes without electricity after major power cut

Around 330 homes in the Wester Ross area of the Highlands are affected by a major power outage.

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Hundreds of homes in the Highlands have been left without power after a major cut to the main network.

At around 10am on Thursday, properties in Wester Ross, including areas in Kinlochewe, Torridon, Loch Maree and Loch Ewe, were hit with a power outage that affected 330 homes.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) said the cut was due to a fault on it’s main network.

Supply is expected to be restored at around 3.30pm.

A spokesperson for SSEN said: “We’re very sorry for the power cut and are aware of a fault on our main network affecting 330 homes. This is affecting a large area and it’s likely several streets in your area are affected by the same outage.

“In most cases, our engineers are able to restore power by simply replacing a fuse at the local substation, however, if the fault is severe, this may result in us needing to make full repairs which can take longer. If this does happen, we will let you know.

“If you need more information, please send us a message on Facebook or call us on 105 and quote ‘reference NP2395’.”

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