Thousands of Glasgow residents were left without electricity on Wednesday evening after a power cut hit the city. The outage occurred around 5.30 pm and affected areas such as Partick, Hyndland, Kelvindale, Anniesland and Jordanhill. Some traffic lights also stopped working, causing disruption on the roads.
The power cut was caused by a fault on the high voltage network, according to Scottish Power. The company said it was working to restore power as soon as possible and apologised for the inconvenience.
How did people react?
Many people took to social media to share their experiences of the power cut. Some posted pictures of candles and torches, while others joked about the situation. One user wrote: “Glasgow power cut. Time to get the board games out”. Another said: “Power cut in Glasgow. Guess I’ll have to read a book like a caveman”.
Some people also expressed their frustration and concern about the power cut. One user said: “Power cut in Glasgow. No heating, no lights, no internet, no TV. This is torture”. Another said: “Power cut in Glasgow. Hope everyone is safe and warm. Especially the elderly and vulnerable”.
When was power restored?
Scottish Power said it managed to restore power to most of the affected customers by 7.15 pm. However, some areas remained without electricity until later in the night. The company said it would investigate the cause of the fault and prevent it from happening again.
The power cut was one of the largest in Glasgow in recent years. In 2019, a similar outage affected more than 30,000 homes and businesses in the city.