A power cut has hit more than 1,500 customers in Bolton today.

The cut was reported earlier today by energy provider Electricity North West, which says that a total of 1,591 customers have lost power in Westhoughton.

The company says engineers are on the way to investigate and estimates that power will be restored by around 2.20pm today.

An Electricity North West statement said: “This power cut has been caused by an unexpected incident on the high voltage cable that provides electricity to your home or business.

“We didn't know before your electricity went off that this was going to happen but now we know, rest assured we will get your power back on safely and as quickly as possible.

“Please be aware that all our time scales are estimated based on previous experience and may change if new information becomes available while our engineers are fixing the issue.

“With high voltage power cuts, we're often able to get many of the homes involved back on before our estimated time of restoration.” 

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This comes not long after a similar power cut in Bolton caused homes and businesses to lose electricity on Crompton Way after a substation fire.

People in need of help can call Electricity North West on 105.