SSE have restored power to more than 20,000 customers in less than 24 hours. 

Around 500 customers still remain off supply throughout Scotland, 500 linesman and switchers were on stand by part of SSE’s new winter plan for 2015.

Dale Cargill, Director of Customer Services at SHEPD, said: “We would like to thank our customers impacted by Storm Abigail for their patience while we restored their power. We apologise to the customers who are still without power and our engineers are working hard to get them reconnected. Our continuous programme of investment in our network to make it more resilient meant it stood up well to the high winds and lightning strikes in the first storm of the year.”

SSE received over 1000 calls to its 24 hour power cut emergency line since midday yesterday.

Wind and rain is expect to last throughout the weekend please find additional links below.

24 hour emergency line for power cuts in Scotland 0800 300 999

Track a fault in your area by visiting SSE’s power track website. https://www.ssepd.co.uk/Powertrack/ – iOS and Android apps are available

Priority Services https://www.ssepd.co.uk/PriorityServices/

Follow Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution team on Twitter @HydroPD

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