NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Blackouts for Aberdeenshire householders hit by storms

More than 1,000 households in Aberdeenshire were without electricity after overnight thunderstorms caused power cuts.

Scottish Hydro Electric said customers in the Newmachar and Crathes areas lost the service at about 01:00. Most have now been reconnected.

In Aberdeen city centre a power dip in the transmission network briefly reduced voltages.

The heavy rain has caused problems with surface water on many roads.

However, there are no reports of serious flooding.

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