Planned power cuts are set to hit an area of the borough on one day next week to allow works to be carried out by network provider Electricity North West.

On Monday, April 15, 43 homes or businesses will be affected by planned power cuts in Heaton and Lostock.

The cuts will impact the BL1 5BE, BL1 5AE, BL1 5AF, BL1 5FH, BL1 5BN, BL1 5EP, BL1 5AL, BL1 5AD postcodes.

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.

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“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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