Hurricane Otto-affected houses spent the night without electricity.

During Storm Otto, thousands of residents in northern Scotland was without electricity for a night.

More than 41,000 consumers were reconnected by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks’ (SSEN) engineers, however as of 10:00 on Saturday, about 2,500 customers were still without power.

The majority of people should have power restored throughout the day, but not everyone should be back online by Sunday night.

In the primary affected locations, hot food and beverages are being served by mobile food vans.
Parts of Oyne, Banff, Methlick, Insch, Turriff, Belhelvie, Kennethmont, Gartly, Wardhouse, Huntly, Ellon, Glemuick, Fyvie, and nearby communities are also affected by the power outages, which are primarily focused in Aberdeenshire.

Storm Otto, the season’s first named storm, was characterized by strong gusts that toppled trees and harmed a number of cars and structures.

Many locations recorded wind speeds of at least 80 mph, while at Cairngorm Mountain, gusts of 120 mph were recorded.

Trees blocking numerous routes in Aberdeenshire caused delays or cancellations for trains, buses, and ferry services.

SSEN Distribution claimed it had hired additional people to deal with the power outages, and a total of 750 employees were addressing the storm’s consequences.

The SSEN Distribution operations director, Mark Rough, claimed that the electrical network had sustained extensive damage.

“Late yesterday night and early this morning, our workers made more headway in resuming service to the remaining customers who are currently without power as a result of Hurricane Otto’s effects.

“We are optimistic that the majority of impacted customers will have their service restored today and anticipate that everyone who is still without it will have it restored by tomorrow evening at the latest after assessing the majority of the problems that still need to be fixed.

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