Possible network impacts from gale-force winds tonight

12 September 2021

Orion has restored power to customers who were impacted by Friday’s storm, and is now preparing for this evening’s forecast gale-force winds.

Winds are starting to pick up and 700 customers are currently without power.

Orion asks people to secure loose items and to be prepared for possible power outages as a result of the storm.

Orion GM Infrastructure, Steve Macdonald, said, “In these dangerous conditions, our crews are now standing down, except for situations where there is an immediate risk to public safety.

“Our crews, and contractors we have brought in from other centres to assist us, are ready to restart work tomorrow at first light.

“Any people who have not yet had power restored this evening should assume they will be without power until tomorrow at the earliest.”

People are warned to treat all lines as live during the outage period as power may be restored at any time.

Orion advises that if you are aware of an immediate risk to life or property, to please call 111.

For the latest information on Orion power outages, visit Power outages, or call Orion’s 24/7 Customer Support team on 0800 363 9898.