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Power cut knocks out electricity to hundreds of homes in and around north-eastern Inverness, says Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN)


By Philip Murray

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An electricity pylon.
An electricity pylon.

HUNDREDS of homes and businesses were left without electricity on Friday morning after a power cut hit north-eastern parts of Inverness and the surrounding area.

Some 55 separate postcodes, covering 650 homes and businesses, lost power at 8.52am. These ranged from parts of Smithton to Ardersier.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) said that power to 536 of those were restored by 10.45am, and said the remaining 114 should be reconnected by midday.

"The cause of the fault [was] still unknown as of 10.45am, but our engineers are on site investigating what caused it," said a spokesman.

"On the rare occasion there is a power cut, our priority is to restore supplies as safely and as quickly as possible."

The full list of affected postcodes, as published on SSEN's Powertrack webpage, was as follows:

  • IV1 2TD
  • IV12 4AG
  • IV2 7AD
  • IV2 7PD
  • IV2 7PY
  • IV2 7QB
  • IV2 7QD
  • IV2 7QE
  • IV2 7QF
  • IV2 7QG
  • IV2 7QH
  • IV2 7QJ
  • IV2 7QL
  • IV2 7QN
  • IV2 7QP
  • IV2 7QQ
  • IV2 7QU
  • IV2 7QW
  • IV2 7QX
  • IV2 7QZ
  • IV2 7RD
  • IV2 7RP
  • IV2 7RR
  • IV2 7RS
  • IV2 7RT
  • IV2 7RU
  • IV2 7RX
  • IV2 7RY
  • IV2 7RZ
  • IV2 7SA
  • IV2 7SB
  • IV2 7SD
  • IV2 7SE
  • IV2 7SF
  • IV2 7SG
  • IV2 7SH
  • IV2 7SJ
  • IV2 7SL
  • IV2 7SN
  • IV2 7SP
  • IV2 7SQ
  • IV2 7SR
  • IV2 7SS
  • IV2 7ST
  • IV2 7SU
  • IV2 7SW
  • IV2 7SX
  • IV2 7SY
  • IV2 7SZ
  • IV2 7TD
  • IV2 7TE
  • IV2 7UB
  • IV2 7UG
  • IV2 7UH
  • IV51 9HS

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