Planned power cuts are set to hit more than 200 homes in the borough this week to allow works to be carried out by Electricity North West.

Today, Wednesday, April 17, 71 homes or businesses will be affected by planned power cuts in Hulton. The cuts will impact the BL3 4JG, BL3 4JE postcodes.

On Thursday, April 18, 137 properties will be affected by planned power cuts in Kearsley. The cuts will impact the BL4 9HB, BL4 9TR, BL4 9TL, BL4 9HS, BL4 9HU, BL4 9HR, BL4 9HE, BL4 9EL, BL4 9HD, BL4 9HW postcodes.

And on Sunday April 21, three homes or businesses will be impacted by planned power cuts. The cuts will impact the BL1 2SL, BL1 2TQ, BL1 2SP 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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