Power cut hits Carnoustie

NEARLY 3,000 Carnoustie homes and businesses were affected by a power cut this morning (Wednesday).

The issue became apparent this 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, as well as Barry and Muirdrum.

Carnoustie High School and Carnoustie Library were also left without power.

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 problem stemmed from a fault with a high voltage overhead line at the Clayholes Junction on the A92.

According to Scottish Hydro as of shortly after 11 a.m. the number of affected customers had been reduced to 25.

A further update is expected from Scottish Hydro this afternoon.