Three areas of Bolton will be hit with planned power cuts from next week as works are undertaken by Electricity North West.

Homes and businesses in Bromley Cross, Horwich and Blackrod will be impacted by the cuts.

According to the Electricity North West website, 10 homes or businesses in Bromley Cross will be hit with cuts whilst works are undertaken on October 2.

The BL7 8BE, BL7 8BG, BB2 1TS, BL7 8BH postcodes will be impacted by the power cuts.

The next day, October 3, there will also be power cuts in Horwich and Blackrod.

The cuts will hit 11 homes or businesses on the BL6 4EQ postcode.

Clive Wilkinson, operations director at Electricity North West, said: “A lot of the work we do happens in the background and customers aren’t always affected, we even have ‘live lines’ teams who can work on live electricity equipment without turning power off, however, sometimes we do have to turn people’s power off so that our engineers can work on the network safely.

“Planned power cuts allow us to carry out vital work such as maintaining the network, carrying out repairs and installing new connections, which ensures that homes and businesses continue to receive the best supply possible in the long term.

“With every planned power cut, we’ll always give at least 10 days’ notice, won’t turn power off before 9am and electricity will be back on before 5pm.

“Unfortunately, not all power cuts are planned and can happen for a variety of reasons with no warning because of the weather, vandalism or even birds hitting overhead lines.

“Our teams are on hand 24/7 365 days a year and should anybody ever need any more information during a power cut, whether planned or not, they can follow Electricity North West on Twitter or Facebook for updates, or call us free on 105.”

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