Planned power cuts are set to hit two areas of the borough over the next two days to allow works to be carried out by network provider Electricity North West.

Today, Wednesday April 24, 80 homes or businesses will be affected by planned power cuts in Bradshaw.

The cuts will impact the BL7 0BS, BL7 0BX, BL7 0BU, BL7 0BR, BL7 0BT, BL7 0BS, BL7 0AY, BL7 0AX, BL7 0AR, BL7 0AT, BL7 0QG, BL7 0DU, BL7 0ED postcodes.

Tomorrow, April 25, a further 27 homes or businesses will be hit with planned power cuts in Horwich.

The cuts will impact the WN2 1PB, WN2 1PD, WN2 1PG, WN2 1LB, WN2 1PA, WN2 1LA, WN2 1RN 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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