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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) website announces brief power cut affecting more than 3000 Inverness customers; outage mostly affected IV2 areas

By Philip Murray

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SSEN reported a power cut affecting 411 postcode areas in the IV2 region earlier on Monday night.
SSEN reported a power cut affecting 411 postcode areas in the IV2 region earlier on Monday night.

THOUSANDS of Inverness residents were very briefly left without power on Monday night.

More than 3000 customers in Inverness experienced a brief power outage after engineers at Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) had to re-set the system due to a local fault.

SSEN said that a network repair, which needed to be resolved, could only be done by briefly switching the power off and then reconnecting the system. Most customers were only without power for five minutes, SSEN said.

It added that upwards of 3000 customers were affected, centred on the Oldtown Road and Hilton Road areas of Inverness. However, the SSEN Powertrack web portal cited potential disruption for up to 411 separate postcode areas – mostly located in the IV2 region. It's unclear how many of these may have been affected, but the IV2 postcode extends from Fort George in the north to Loch Tarff in the south and covers an area which extends from the banks of Loch Ness in the west to the Monadhliath Mountains in the east.

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