Storm Arwen: 66,000 remain without power after extreme weather

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Image source, SSEN

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A payment installation serves blistery nutrient and drinks to residents affected by the powerfulness cuts successful Kirriemuir, Angus

Thousands of homes stay without powerfulness crossed Scotland much than 36 hours aft Storm Arwen near a way of harm successful its wake.

In immoderate areas blistery nutrient and drinks are being supplied to radical who person spent 2 nights without electricity.

A antheral died successful Aberdeenshire connected Friday aft his pick-up motortruck was deed by a falling histrion during the storm.

A yellowish snowfall and crystal warning, which was successful spot overnight, has expired.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) said the northbound of Scotland remains astatine reddish alert presumption arsenic 52,000 homes and businesses stay without supply.

Among the areas without powerfulness overnight were Bonskeid, Coshieville, Errol, Gleneagles, Killin, Maryton, Milnathort, Redgorton and Turriff.

The inferior institution has acceptable up a fig of payment facilities to supply residents with blistery nutrient and drinks.

Other areas affected see Aboyne, Ballater, Braemar, Glenshee, Kemnay, Whitehouse, Mossat, Strathdon and parts of agrarian Moray.

Mark Rough, manager of lawsuit operations, astatine SSEN, said: "We would similar to apologise erstwhile again to each customers who person been impacted by Storm Arwen and convey our customers for their continued patience and understanding.

"We would besides similar to convey our resilience partners for supporting a multi-agency effect to what has been 1 of the astir important upwind events we person experienced successful decades."

SP Energy Networks said 14,000 customers are presently affected chiefly successful Dumfries, Fife, and Lothian and Borders.

A spokesperson said: "The tempest brought down galore trees and coupled with upwind borne debris has caused important harm to our overhead enactment network.

"Access is besides being hampered by important roadworthy closures successful galore areas.

"Where imaginable we are keeping our customers up to day with our advancement and engaging with our astir susceptible customers to connection them further enactment if needed."

Image source, Derek Ironside

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A constabulary van was crushed by a histrion successful Hatton of Fintray astatine astir 17:45 connected Friday, arsenic officers attended a fatal crash

The Aberdeenshire fatality brings the UK decease toll from the tempest to 3 aft a caput teacher died erstwhile a histrion fell onto his car successful Antrim and different antheral was killed by a falling histrion successful Cumbria.

Police Scotland said the 35-year-old was pronounced dormant astatine the country connected the B977 Dyce to Hatton of Fintry Road, astatine astir 17:45 connected Friday.

Officers responding to the clang parked immoderate region distant owed to the conditions and erstwhile they returned to their van they recovered it had been crushed by different falling tree.

Many parts of Scotland, peculiarly the eastbound coast, suffered tempest harm and question disruption arsenic a effect of the precocious winds.

Image source, Network Rail Air Ops Scotland

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A wood adjacent Kinbuck, Stirling devastated by the wind, with immoderate trees snapped successful half

ScotRail said the pursuing routes stay suspended connected Sunday:

  • Edinburgh - North Berwick /Dunbar
  • Dundee - Aberdeen
  • Aberdeen - Inverness
  • Wick - Inverness services bypassing Thurso
  • Dumfries - Kilmarnock

On Saturday Network Rail shared a representation captured from a chopper of a histrion blocking some lines adjacent Errol, westbound of Dundee.

It described the overnight concern arsenic "one of the astir challenging successful caller memory".

All Caledonian Sleeper services betwixt Inverness and London Euston connected Sunday person been cancelled and passengers volition beryllium issued with an automatic refund.

Image source, Network Rail Scotland

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An aerial changeable of a histrion blocking the enactment successful some directions westbound of Dundee

Arwen is the archetypal of the Met Office's latest database of named storms this winter.

The past reddish informing successful Scotland was successful March 2018 during the tempest which was dubbed the Beast from the East.

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