High winds leave 32 homes without power in Westhoughton

The Bolton News: Wigan Road, Westhoughton Wigan Road, Westhoughton

PARTS of Westhoughton were left without power after overhead power lines fell down after winds battered Bolton.

Thirty two households in the Wigan Road and Common Street area — both residential and business — were affected by the power cut shortly before 6pm on Thursday.

Engineers from Electricity North West repaired the damage and said power was back on by 11.15pm.

A spokesman for ENW said: “Engineers were called to repair over head power lines in the Wigan Road and Common Street area of Westhoughton on Thursday evening, which were caused by high winds.

“If anyone else is experiencing loss of electricity please contact us immediately so we can deal with the problem.”

To report a problem call 0800 1954141.

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6:07pm Fri 14 Feb 14

hal pel says...

When I last visited Westhoughton, the natives considered electricity to be witchcraft! They'll be fine.
When I last visited Westhoughton, the natives considered electricity to be witchcraft! They'll be fine. hal pel

6:11pm Fri 14 Feb 14

JustBecause says...

Top news reporting, 32 homes for just over 5 hrs with no electric.... Wow we really are in trouble, call in the national guard, they could deal with the effects of the storm at the same time, the window that fell out of the bar on bradshaw gate must have caused turmoil with the government agencies, and the tree in miss bank park, my god it's all over run for your lives.....
Top news reporting, 32 homes for just over 5 hrs with no electric.... Wow we really are in trouble, call in the national guard, they could deal with the effects of the storm at the same time, the window that fell out of the bar on bradshaw gate must have caused turmoil with the government agencies, and the tree in miss bank park, my god it's all over run for your lives..... JustBecause

6:35pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Count de Monet says...

The above photograph shows Wigan Road, Deane looking from Dealey Road towards the former Rumwoth Pub and not Wigan Road, Westhoughton as stated.
The above photograph shows Wigan Road, Deane looking from Dealey Road towards the former Rumwoth Pub and not Wigan Road, Westhoughton as stated. Count de Monet

6:47pm Fri 14 Feb 14

mr.mark.c says...

hal pel wrote:
When I last visited Westhoughton, the natives considered electricity to be witchcraft! They'll be fine.
Is it true that they still point at planes ?
[quote][p][bold]hal pel[/bold] wrote: When I last visited Westhoughton, the natives considered electricity to be witchcraft! They'll be fine.[/p][/quote]Is it true that they still point at planes ? mr.mark.c

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