Since the second week of December, Scotland, particularly the highlands and islands have experienced widespread damage from extreme weather. Telephone lines have been hit by lightning strikes in some places running at over 100 an hour with lines being hit multiple times.
As a result fault reports in Scotland have risen from an average of 1600 to 2000 reports to 7000! A UK equivalent fault report would be 83000 incidences. Openreach engineers have been deployed to restore services in these truly dreadful conditions. With severe weather also forecast to hit several other areas of the UK we will keep you updated on any impact this has on provision lead times and repair times.