Homes hit by power cut

NEARLY 3,000 Carnoustie homes and businesses were affected by a power cut during the week.

The issue became apparent on Wednesday morning when streets throughout the town were left without power.

According to posts on the OurCarnoustie Facebook page the power was off all over the town affecting homes from Westfield Place to Craigmill Gardens and a number of areas in between.

Also affected were Carnoustie High School and Carnoustie Library.

A spokesperson for Scottish Hydro said: “There was a fault in the H3 network reported at 9.15 a.m. which affected 2,700 customers in Carnoustie and the surrounding area.

“By 10 a.m. there were 1,800 customers remaining affected.”

The Guide & Gazette spoke with Scottish Hydro shortly after their engineers arrived on site and it was confirmed that the outage stemmed from a fault with a high voltage overhead line at the Clayholes Junction on the A92.

By late afternoon on Wednesday Scottish Hydro reported that the number of customers affected had been further reduced.

A spokesperson for the company said: “Our engineers are still currently on site carrying out repairs and traffic management systems are in place to do that safely.

“Our engineers have managed to reduce it to 13 customers who are still off supply and unfortunately we will have to carry out full repairs.

“They will stay on site until all supplies have been reconnected.

“Our apologies to the customers who have been affected and our thanks to those still affected for their patience while we carry out repairs.”