UPDATED: WEDNESDAY MORNING POWER CUT HITS RYDE’S SHOPPING DISTRICT

A power cut is affecting homes and businesses in Ryde’s busy shopping district this morning (Wednesday).

Some 13 postcodes in the Union Street, St Thomas’ Street and Union Lane area are without electricity supply as a result of a fault that developed just before 09:20.

It means that shoppers may find local shops, eateries and banks closed for business.

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks say they are aware of the issue and engineers are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible. It is currently predicted that power will be restored by 12:40.

UPDATE – Power has now been restored to affected properties.

13 known affected area(s)
 PO33 2AB
 PO33 2DL
 PO33 2DU
 PO33 2LF
 PO33 2LG
 PO33 2LN
 PO33 2LQ
 PO33 2LS
 PO33 2LX
 PO33 2NB
 PO33 2NE
 PO33 2PD
 PO33 2QA

For further information about this power cut call the dedicated helpline by dialling 105.

Alternatively, you can send SSEN a message on Facebook or Twitter (@ssencommunity).

App: Did you know SSEN also have a mobile phone app where you can report, locate, track and subscribe to faults in your area?

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Steve
Steve
3 months ago

Just what the businesses in Ryde need at this difficult time. What an absolute disgrace SSEN are. They are definitely not fit for purpose

Clara reed
Clara reed
3 months ago

Seriously these men &women of SSEN work in dangerous condition, work in rain, wind,sunshine .just imagine digging wearing safety gear getting hotter &hotter or soaking wet. Remember that electric and water doesn’t mix. It’s not the workers fault that a cable has blown up. They are there to fix it as safety as possible & to do the job well. Maybe instead of moaning about these men and women who are digging in a hole full of clay and crap, who risk their life by having traffic zoom past them day and night, Maybe you can offer them a drink/ice cream. Or just your support for the hard work they do

Fred
Fred
Reply to  Clara reed
3 months ago

Well said. People need to realise that everything breaks and these guys are doing a good job in extreme conditions to keep it on.

The oracle
The oracle
Reply to  Clara reed
3 months ago

Well said Clara. This idiot always appears when there is a power cut. He either doesn’t know how well SSE perform according to Ofgen or he is a disgruntled ex employee who wasn’t up to it or was part of the clear out following privatisation. I’m certain that the Island people appreciate the hard work and dedication of the SSE staff on the Island.

Level Phil
Level Phil
Reply to  The oracle
3 months ago

Blimey! How many power cuts would we have if SSE were performing badly then?

Steve
Steve
Reply to  The oracle
3 months ago

Nice to see you have crawled out from under your rock. Its not on the Island though is it. And yes I do comment on Power cuts because its such a regular occurrence that comes from lack of investment but plenty of gimmicks

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Clara reed
3 months ago

It’s not the workers at fault it’s the management who under invest and spend little on maintenence so they can give the shareholders dividends

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