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Isle of Man crew deployed to help Scottish Power

A crew from the Isle of Man is to be deployed to Scotland as part of the battle to restore power to thousands of homes cut off by storms.

The Manx Electricity Authority has sent a group of five overhead linesman and vehicles to assist Scottish Power.

The team will join others from around Britain after a call for assistance.

The storm earlier in the week brought down trees, closed roads and schools and knocked out power lines.

MEA Chairman, Eddie Lowey said: "It is pleasing to see MEA playing its part in fostering good relations with the adjacent Isles, on behalf of the Isle of Man, with this reciprocal agreement.

"We have ourselves been assisted in the past during the severe storms of 2005 when many Manx customers were without supply."

A spokesman from the Manx Electricity Authority said the team were due to travel to Scotland on the evening of 4 January and would return once the work was completed.

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