More than 13,000 residents across the Western Isles have been left without electricity following a power cut.
The outage is currently affecting large parts of Lewis and Harris and was reported to Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) shortly before 10.30am.
The energy distributor has said it is investigating the outage and hopes to restore supplies by 1.30pm.
*ISLE OF HARRIS*
We are very sorry for the power cut affecting the #IsleofHarris and the surrounding areas. We have a widespread main network fault and aim to restore all supplies by 13:30.
If you have any concerns please send us over a DM.https://t.co/dVP7GXJcpb
— ssencommunity (@ssencommunity) October 16, 2020
A spokesman said: “SSEN was alerted to a fault on its network at 10.28am this morning, resulting in an impact on the power supplies of approximately 13,600 customers on Lewis and Harris on the Western Isles.
“Engineers are on site undertaking restoration proceedings at Battery Point Power station to safely and quickly restore supplies to the customers affected, with 1,300 of the customers who experienced a loss of power this morning already reconnected.
“SSEN apologises to its customers for any inconvenience caused and assures them that all efforts are being made to have them safely back on supply at the earliest opportunity.”
Locals have reported the fault in Stornoway, with others in Point, Balallan and Carloway also experiencing issues.