Sixteen customers in Vatisker Park have been without power since 6am this morning (Monday July 22nd) and could be waiting until early evening before their power is restored.

An underground cable fault was reported to Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks at 6.06am and the cable repair team is still trying to pinpoint the exact location of the fault. Engineering teams are already on site ready to tackle the problem once it’s located.

All residents affected by the outage have been informed and one customer has been provided with a portable generator for medical reasons. SSEN said they hope to have power restored well before the current projected time of 6pm.

A spokesperson told welovestornoway.com: “We apologise to those customers affected and are doing everything we can to get this put right as quickly as possible.”