Properties in Horwich and Blackrod will be hit with planned power cuts from today onwards as works are undertaken by operator Electricity North West.

On November 15, 14 homes or businesses will be hit with planned power cuts in Horwich.

The BL6 6PU, BL6 6PX and BL6 6QA postcodes will be impacted.

Also tomorrow, November 15, there will be 12 homes or businesses in Horwich and Blackrod impacted by planned power cuts.

The cuts will affect the BL6 6PY, BL6 6QA and BL6 6QB postcodes.

On November 19, two homes or businesses will be hit with planned power cuts in the BL6 4TW and BL6 4SA postcodes.

Finally, on November 21, one home or business will be hit with planned power cuts affecting the BL3 4NS postcode.

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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