Utility Outages Outrage

Residents of Morningside and Bruntsfield have found themselves without power, water and gas for periods of time without warning.

The council has been investigating the issue along with the various utility companies but as of yet they have not found the cause.

A spokesman for the council said

“we are taking these outages very seriously and are working hard to figure out the cause.  We are currently looking at the possibility of issues during recent roads works that may have been a factor, but there is also concern that there is corrosion of the pipes and cables due to some unknown factor.  Until we can confirm and repair this we ask all residents to be prepared for further outages, have torches, batteries and bottled water on standby in case of need.”