Power cuts in Aberdeen due to floods

Some regions in Aberdeen have been affected by power cuts due to flooding and rising water levels. Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution stated it had switched off some local substations […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Some regions in Aberdeen have been affected by power cuts due to flooding and rising water levels.

Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution stated it had switched off some local substations to protect the network.

Around 97 properties in Torryburn and 152 in Ellon have no access to electricity.

The company said engineers are working towards restoring supplies “as soon as conditions are safe for the network to be re-energised”.

It added: “Where flooding makes roads impassable and hinders access to our network, restoring power may take longer than usual given the hazardous conditions created by such weather. Our engineers will carry out repairs as speedily as possible where it is safe to do so.”

Last month around 55,000 homes in Lancaster were left without power for a weekend after an electricity substation flooded due to a storm.