A power cut is set to hit homes across 13 Bolton postcodes next week.

According to Electricity North West, the cut is set to come into effect on Wednesday June 22 and will hit up to 70 homes across the BL6 6QB, BL6 6PX, BL6 6PU, BL6 6PR, BL6 6PY, BL6 6QA, BL6 6PW, BL1 7PX, BL6 6PZ, BL1 7PU, BL1 7PT, BL1 7PY, BL1 5SU around the outskirts of Horwich.

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.