Power cuts to hit Bolton– the full list of postcodes

According to the Electricity North West website, more than ten homes in Bolton will be hit with cuts whilst works are undertaken.

Four homes and businesses in Heaton and Lostock will be without power on Monday February 13.

The cuts will impact homes in the BL6 4DB, BL6 4BT, BL6 4DZ postcodes.

Another planned power cut will hit homes in Horwich on February 15.

Approximately seven homes will be impacted in the BL6 6JH, BL5 3LU, BL6 5JB, BL6 5NJ postcodes.

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Clive Wilkinson, operations director at 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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