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

Homes and businesses in Great Lever, Horwich and Westhoughton will be impacted by the cuts.

According to the Electricity North West website, four homes or businesses in Great Lever will be hit with cuts whilst works are undertaken on November 2.

The BL1 1RJ, BL1 1RW postcodes will be impacted by the power cuts.

On November 7, four homes or businesses will be hit with planned power cuts in Horwich.

The cuts will affect the BL6 6JH, BL5 3LU postcodes.

Finally on November 7, three homes or businesses will be affected by planned power cuts in Westhoughton.

The BL5 1BS, BL5 1BX postcodes will be affected.

A spokesperson for 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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