Storm Arwen update: 18:00 30/11/21

Published Tuesday 30 November 2021

Power:

SSE is continuing to work hard to restore power to rural properties which remain affected across Angus. If you still have no power, here is the latest update from SSEN at 10.30am on 30/11/21 

Support for those without power:

We are working with partners in AHSCP, VAA, Police Scotland British Red Cross and our staff to visit all households still without power with offers of assistance and information on support available. 

If you are aware of anyone who may need support, please call our ACCESSline 03452 777 778 to make sure they are covered. Please don't call the ACCESSline unless it's an emergency.

If you are still without power following #StormArwen and need financial help to get food or accommodation, please call SSEN on 105. They need to know, number of people and rooms required, if it includes children (how many and their ages), any disabilities/special requirements, if need to take pets and your details.

Potential accommodation available includes:

  • George Hotel, Montrose - 01674 675050
  • Glenesk Hotel, Edzell - 01674 675050
  • Links Montrose, Montrose - 01674 663400
  • Park Hotel, Montrose - 01674 663400
  • Airlie, Kirriemuir
  • Royal Hotel, Forfar - 01307 462979
  • Lunan Bay Accommodation
  • Star Hotel, Montrose
  • Northern Hotel, Brechin
  • Kinnaber B&B, Edzell
  • Gray Harlings in Montrose - 07902 273569
  • Carnoustie Hotel

School closures and school transport

Due to power cuts, the following schools are close this afternoon:

  • Edzell Primary School
  • Stracathro Primary School

Updates on school closures will be posted on the schools webpage.

Home to school transport may still be affected. Updates on school transport will be posted on the website as and when they happen.

Roads situation as of 5pm, Tuesday 30 November 

  • B954 closed for tree at Craig Isla House
  • B9127 The Guynd near the Corn Kist still closed due to trees hanging over road making it unsafe - Anticipated clearance on Wednesday
  • C25 from C25/C27 junction to junction with B955 - blocked
  • B9127 Whig Street to Kirkbuddo crossroads – dangerous hanging trees – Anticipated clearance on Wednesday
  • C43 Redroofs – south of Brechin will be closed for at least a week
  • St Vigeons - electric cable and tree reported
  • Rossie school – two entrances - electric cable and trees one entrance – other entrance open
  • U388 Kilry Hill - open now
  • U390 Backwater Dam beyond – open now

Support available:

Eassie and Nevay Hall has been set up as a resilience centre
Hot food and drink available and you can charge mobile phones, laptops etc. Showers (including disabled shower available). Open from 1pm on Monday 29 November.
07951653076/07754762676

SSEN Welfare Support at: Kirriemuir, near Bon Scott Statue
Free hot drinks and hot food. Open 7am to 10pm

Monifieth Parish Church
41 High Street, Monifieth DD5 4AA
Warm space, tea/coffee, electricity to charge devices. Open from 9am.

Voluntary Action Angus, 5-7 The Cross, Forfar
Free hot drinks, food and electricity. Open from 9am to 5pm (may be extended).

Check our Facebook page for up-to-date information on catering vans available around Angus.  

ANGUSalive

Showers and facilities to charge mobile phones available at:

Arbroath Sports Centre
Keptie Road, Arbroath, DD11 3EW 01242 465400
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 21:00

Brechin Community Campus
Duke Street, Brechin, DD9 6LB 01356 237200
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 21:00

Carnoustie Sports Centre
Links Parade, Carnoustie, DD7 7JB 01241 465600
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 21:00

Forfar Community Campus
Kirriemuir Road, Forfar, DD8 3TG 01307 492300
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 21:00

Montrose Sports Centre
Marine Avenue, Montrose, DD10 8TR 01674 907600
Monday - Friday 07:30 - 21:00

Saltire Sports Centre
58 Montrose Road, Arbroath, DD11 5JN 01241 465500
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 21:00

Websters Sports Centre
Prosen Road, Kirriemuir, DD8 5AT 01575 526100
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 21:00 Saturday

Libraries - PC and wi-fi access available and study spaces may be available - please call to confirm before attending:

Arbroath Library
Hill Terrace, Arbroath, DD11 1AH 01241 464545
Monday 11:00 - 16:30
 

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have issued advice on staying safe. Please be vigilant around the use of naked flames and open fires. 

SSEN power line damage: If you come across any power line damage, please keep a safe distance. Always assume any downed power lines are live and dangerous. You can report damage to SSEN by calling 105 or via their Power Track App and engineers will investigate as soon as possible.