A power cut is set to hit homes across four postcodes later this week

According to Electricity North West, the power cut is set to come into effect on Friday August 19 and will hit up to 48 homes and businesses across the M26 3DT, M26 3DD, M26 3BB and M26 3DX postcodes in the Radcliffe area.

The utilities company says that this is to ensure that its engineers can safely complete maintenance works on power cables and that it will aim to restore power as soon as possible.

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 Radcliffe, 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.