Ashton Community Science College closed after power cuts hit Preston

A power cut has hit parts of Ashton this morning (December 1), leaving dozens of homes, businesses and a school without electricity.

Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 10:25 am
Updated Tuesday, 1st December 2020, 1:41 pm

The power failure has been repaired and the electricity supply restored to dozens of affected properties at around 8.24am.

Ashton Community Science College, formerly Ashton High School, in Aldwych Drive was one of the properties to lose power.

Other affected roads included Birch Avenue, Elm Avenue, Moss Avenue, Cedar Avenue, Clifton Avenue and Cottam Lane.

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Ashton Community Science College, formerly Ashton High School, remains closed today due to a power failure

Parents of pupils at the school reportedly received a message this morning, informing them that the school could not open due to the power outage and asking children to complete lessons online.

It is not clear whether they will be told to return to school now that the power failure has been fixed.

Headteacher Mrs Sharon Asquith said: "There is an intermittent fault with cabling external to the school that is being investigated by the electricity provider.

"We had no power and therefore no heat either, so the school had to close. We are hoping that it can be resolved by the end of today."

The power outage affected the following postcode areas in Ashton this morning:

PR2 1EY, PR2 1HL, PR2 1HN, PR2 1JA, PR2 1JT, PR2 1JU, PR2 1LH, PR2 1RG, PR2 1SE, PR2 1SH, PR2 1SJ, PR2 1SL, PR2 1SR, PR2 1ST, PR2 1SU

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