Severe Weather on Friday

Courtesy UKMO

The storm force winds from storm Eunice won’t affect our neck of the woods although the snow from it will. The Met Office have just updated their yellow warning of snow for Friday, and although we are still outside the yellow area, it’s still very likely we will see another day of snow like we saw on Wednesday. In connection with that, the SSEN have also just issued the following advice about the severe weather and power supplies:-

Storm Dudley saw winds of up to 70 mph passing overnight, less than forecast. Our network withstood the impacts of Storm Dudley well, with fault numbers also lower than expected. Based on forecasts for the weekend, SSEN Distribution (Scotland) is moving to Weather Warning status. Storm Eunice brings slight potential for line icing tomorrow and further high winds are expected on Sunday afternoon through into the early hours of Monday. In preparation for this storm, we have enacted our well-established resilience plans, and are both increasing and moving additional resources to key locations in anticipation of any potential network damage. 

If you see any damaged equipment, please keep a safe distance and report it to us by calling 105 or via our Power Track App, and engineers will investigate as soon as possible.

  • Customers are being encouraged to be prepared for the possibility of disruption to supplies by:
  • Saving the emergency power cut number – 105 – to their phone to report power cuts or damage to the electricity network
  • Downloading our Power Track app which provides details of power cuts and restoration times. Customers can also report power cuts and network damage through the Power Track app
  • Going to our website where there is a wealth of advice and information on how to deal with a power cut, or to chat live to one of our advisors via the Webchat service
  • Following SSEN on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates

Priority Services Register

Customers are eligible for the Priority Services Register if they:

  • Are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Have a disability
  • Live with children under five
  • Are blind or partially sighted
  • Have a chronic illness
  • Use medical equipment/aids reliant on electricity
  • Are over 60
  • Are categorised at ‘high risk’ or ‘extremely high risk’ of severe illness from coronavirus

For more information on our Priority Services Register, click here or call 0800 294 3259.

Pamela Harvey
Customer Relationship Manager
Highlands and Islands Region

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