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Adverse Weather Warning

WEATHER WARNINGS

17th December 2018

SP Energy Networks is responsible for the network, which delivers electricity to around 3.3 million homes and businesses across Central & Southern Scotland, Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales & North Shropshire.

The Met office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind and rain between 3am and 9am on 18th December 2018.

The weather warning is predominately out to the west of Scotland and South of our Network areas however the forecast is for strong winds with gusts expected to peak at 65mph within our distribution areas.

The wind could bring some disruption to travel. There is also the likelihood of debris especially in the coastal regions. Flooding is also expected due to the forecasted rain.

Public transport could also be disrupted in both regions.

  Below: Tuesday 18th December
  Storm alert

 

During this period SPEN will have additional staffing in place to support restoration efforts as well as deal with any queries that customers may have. We will utilise our twitter channel (@spenergynetwork) and our website to keep you up to date. 

You can of course always keep up to date with issues in your area by using our postcode look-up tool which has details of any known faults on the network.

Please use the link below to keep informed of the latest weather update from the Met Office.


Being Prepared

Please take a look at the Advice section of our website for handy tips on being prepared for a power cut and on what to do and how to contact us in the event of a power cut. 

Contact Numbers


Keeping our Customers Safe

If you come across any damage to our network please call us on the number for your area shown below, and stay on the line to speak to an advisor:

If there are cables on or near the ground, please keep clear of them. These may still be live and able to conduct electricity through damp ground or metallic objects. If they are in roads or on footpaths, firstly dial 999, please stay on site if you can, tell the police and help keep passers-by well away, then also call us to advise and we will dispatch a team.

Keeping You Informed

To keep you up to date on our progress, we will post regular updates on our website and on Twitter. If you haven’t done so already, please follow us on Twitter @SPEnergyNetwork.

Vulnerable Customers

We are committed to keeping our most vulnerable customers informed with the latest information in the event of a power cut. If you haven’t already registered on our Priority Service Register (PSR) but need some additional help please get in touch with us via our website or by calling our dedicated PSR line on 0330 10 10 167 or you can text PSR to 61999 and someone will get back to you.