Power cut leaves 96 homes in Kirkham without electricity after ‘unexpected incident on high voltage cable’

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More than 90 homes in Kirkham were left without electricity following an “unexpected incident on high voltage cable.”

Approximately 96 properties in the PR4 area were thought to be affected by the issue on Friday evening (October 20).

Electricity North West said the power cut had been caused by an “unexpected incident on high voltage cable.”

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The issue was first reported at approximately 6.30, with power expected to be restored by 9.20pm.

“We didn't know before your electricity went off that this was going to happen but now we know, rest assured we will get your power back on safely and as quickly as possible,” a spokesman for Electricity North West said.

“Please be aware that all our timescales are estimated based on previous experience and may change if new information becomes available while our engineers are fixing the issue.

“With high voltage power cuts, we’re often able to get many of the homes involved back on before our estimated time of restoration.”

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It comes after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind as Storm Babet swept across the country.

More than 90 homes in Kirkham were hit by a power cut (Credit: Aleksandr Popov)More than 90 homes in Kirkham were hit by a power cut (Credit: Aleksandr Popov)
More than 90 homes in Kirkham were hit by a power cut (Credit: Aleksandr Popov)

Forecasters warned residents that possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses were likely.

The warning is in place until midday on Saturday (October 21).

These were the affected postcodes:

PR4 3DN, PR4 3AR, PR4 3DY, PR4 3FE, PR4 3FL, PR4 3DE, PR4 3DA, PR4 3ED, PR4 3HE, PR4 3HN, PR4 3DD, PR4 3JT, PR4 3DH, PR4 3BT, PR4 3BL, PR4 3JL, PR4 3DL, PR4 3HA, PR4 3AS, PR4 3EP, PR4 3BY, PR4 3NA, PR4 3BH, PR4 3HB, PR4 3DZ, PR4 3EB, PR4 3HD, PR4 3HR, PR4 3EJ, PR4 3HJ, PR4 3AJ, PR4 3JX, PR4 3HQ, PR4 3AD, PR4 3DG, PR4 3BU, PR4 3ZA, PR4 3FF, PR4 3DX, PR4 3EH, PR4 3DB, PR4 3BQ, PR4 3HL, PR4 3DT, PR4 3FJ, PR4 3BX, PR4 3FA, PR4 3EE, PR4 3EU, PR4 3BN, PR4 3JW, PR4 3DP, PR4 3DS, PR4 3AA, PR4 3DW, PR4 3FH, PR4 3DF, PR4 3HP, PR4 3AQ, PR4 3DR, PR4 3FN, PR4 3JA, PR4 3EG, PR2 6SZ, PR4 3PA, PR4 3RB, PR4 3EN, PR5 6TN, PR4 3AP, PR4 3JR, PR4 3BS, PR4 2HD, PR4 3WA, PR4 6SP

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