Hundreds of people in the Coll and Tong area were tonight without power following a car crash (around 9.20pm Thursday September 27) - and the main road into the district is also closed. 

It is understood that power is off at 709 properties in the area of Upper Coll, Tong and the surrounding district.

This is understood to be probably the result of a road accident on the main road not far from Back Football Club.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Network engineers are expected to be on site by 10pm and intend to have power restored by 1am.

It is reported that the car hit a power connection adjacent to the Golden Sands caravan park.

Police said tonight the road is currently closed awaiting the SSEN engineers because of a dangling power line.

UPDATE: The road reopened before 11.30pm and traffic was allowed to pass while work continued to repair the power line.