Over 1,800 homes without electricity in Preston after ‘unexpected incident on high voltage cable’

1,823 homes were left without electricity after a power cut hit parts of Preston.

By Sean Gleaves
Thursday, 24th March 2022, 1:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th March 2022, 1:56 pm

The power cut was first reported in Whitestake shortly before 1.10pm on Thursday (March 24), according to Electricity North West.

It was reportedly caused by an "unexpected incident on the high voltage cable" that provides electricity to homes and businesses.

Electricity was expected to be restored at around 4pm.

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A spokesman for Electricity North West said: “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.“Please be aware that all our time scales 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 cut’s, we're often able to get many of the homes involved back on before our estimated time of restoration.”

The affected postcodes were:

More than 1,800 homes were left without electricity after a power cut in Preston.

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