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The damage to a GTC substation in the Kinnaird area was caused by a fallen tree hitting an electricity substation that provides power to the local area during Storm Isha.

GTC is currently working on restoring supplies to customers living in the Larbert, FK5 postcode area who have been without electricity since Sunday 21 January.

To safely remove the tree and assess the damage to the substation, GTC needs to isolate supplies to the local area. GTC UK intend to carry out repair work this morning that will disrupt power in the area.

Isolation of supplies will take place today at 10:00 am and supplies are expected to be restored by 16:00 pm. This work may affect up to 1800 properties.

Additional support is being provided for identified vulnerable individuals in the local community.

Schools have been affected and information was communicated to parents/carers last night and this morning.

We have set up a rest centre to support the ongoing disruption caused by a power outage in the Kinnaird area of Larbert.

The rest centre is located at Tryst Community Education Centre, Park Drive, Stenhousemuir, Larbert, FK5 3BB and will provide visitors with hot beverages and a place to charge mobile devices.

The energy network provider will notify households by text, as well as by updating the Live Incident on their website when power is switched off.


From GTC:

On the evening of Sunday 21st January, the winds from Storm Isha caused a tree to fall in the postcode area of FK5, Falkirk.  The tree came down on a GTC substation in Larbert and the resulting damage led to 368 homes being without electricity.

GTC is working hard to restore power to the affected homes.  To safely remove the tree and assess the damage to the substation, GTC, unfortunately, needs to isolate the supply to the local area, impacting 1,868 homes.  Isolation of the homes is currently underway. We expect to have the supply restored by 4pm this afternoon.

We understand and appreciate at GTC how difficult this is for residents. To help mitigate the impact, a respite centre, located at the Tyrst Community Education Centre, James Street, Stenhousemuir, Larbert, FK5 3BB, has been set up, in partnership with Falkirk Council and will provide a range of facilities.

You can register as a priority customer here.