Multiple areas of Bolton will be hit by planned power cuts in the next week to allow work to be carried out by network Electricity North West.

On Sunday, April 7, 22 homes or businesses will be affected by planned power cuts in Crompton.

The cuts will impact BL1 2TN, BL1 2TH, BL1 2TL, BL1 2SP, BL1 2TF postcodes.

On Monday, April 8, 33 homes or businesses will be hit by planned power cuts in Bradshaw.

The power cuts will affect the BL8 4HP, BL8 4HS, BL8 4PR, BL8 4HT, BL8 4LH, BL8 4PS postcodes.

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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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