A power cut is set to hit nearly 200 homes across 11 Bolton postcodes next week.

According to Electricity North West, the cut is set to come into effect on Wednesday May 18 and will cause homes across the BL5 2SG, BL5 2RR, BL5 2SQ, BL5 2RQ, BL5 2RW, BL5 2DW, BL5 2JD, BL5 2JB, BL5 2JR, BL5 2GG, BL5 2HW postcodes, coming to a total of 191 homes around Westhoughton

The utilities company says that this is to ensure that its engineers can safely complete maintenance works on power cables.

An Electricity North West statement said: “We appreciate your patience while our engineers carry out a planned power cut in your area, this is to improve the reliability of your electricity supply and so our engineers can safely work on the cables that provide electricity to your home or business.”

The company says that once work has begun on the power cables in Bolton, they will work to ensure that electricity will be restored as soon as possible.

Electricity North West regularly plans power cuts in order to allow its engineers to carry out maintenance works on cables.

Households and businesses are warned ahead of time on the company’s website.

Engineers are also regularly deployed to tackle unplanned power cuts.