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Storm Corrie continues to pose risk and disruption, as more than 7,000 remain without power

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Storm Corrie poses risk across Scotland, as households remain without power and people are urged not to travel

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Weather warning, because of Storm Carrie; SNP Nicola Sturgeon called for a meeting to discuss a plan for subsequent disruptions. 

Mainland Scotland and even parts of Northern England have a yellow weather warning for Monday. 

The warning suggests that weather will cause disruption, especially across more exposed, coastal areas.

Parts of Northern Scotland have an amber warning, with winds reaching around 54 mph, but they could reach up to 90 mph.

In response, Nicola Sturgeon has chaired a meeting with the Scottish Government Resilience Room (SGoRR) regarding the ongoing risk and to address the disruption the storm has caused. 

 

The recent storm has already caused disruption across Scotland over the weekend (January 28 – January 30). 

More than 98,000 households lost power, some are still to be reconnected. 

Engineers hoped to have restored power by Sunday evening, but now reports say that it ‘could last until Tuesday’, for a remaining 7,000 houses.

Director of the Northern Power Grid, Paul Glendinning said, “Around 4,000 customers will still be off supply as we go into tomorrow.”

However, the Scottish Government will support those without and ‘accommodation’ and those who remain vulnerable. 

Travel disruptions are also affecting many. Rail lines were suspended for safety purposes over the weekend, but are hoped to restart early this week. 

Deputy First Minister, John Sweeney has urged people who leave their homes for work, or travel to “Check the ScotRail and Traffic Scotland channels for travel updates before leaving home.” 

The issued warnings suggest people should be careful when leaving their homes, until the risk of the storm comes down. 

 

The Scottish Government has said that teams of engineers and emergency services are ‘working hard’, in efforts to fix damages. John Sweeney thanks “all those who are working in difficult conditions to keep people safe and maintain our lifeline services.”

To stay informed of updates on Storm Carrie, check the Met Office and the Edge Radio Facebook page. 

Written by: Heather Davey

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