More than 100 homes or businesses are set to be hit with planned power cuts from next week to allow works to be carried out by network Electricity North West.

On Monday, May 13, 124 homes or businesses will be affected by planned power cuts in Harper Green.

The cuts will impact the BL4 0RR and BL4 0RN postcodes.

On Tuesday, May 14, seven homes or businesses will be hit with planned power cuts in Smithills.

The power cuts will affect the BL6 6PR, BL1 7PD, BL1 7PT 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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