240 families left without heating and electricity after power cut hits homes in Howick Cross

Hundreds of homes have been hit by a power cut in Howick Cross this morning (Friday, December 6).

Friday, 6th December 2019, 8:04 am
Updated Friday, 6th December 2019, 11:20 am
Around 30 homes are without power in Howick Cross, Penwortham this morning (Friday, December 6). Pic: Electricity North West

Electricity North West said 240 homes were left without heating and electricity after losing power at around 7.30am.

The power cut affected homes around Howick Cross Lane and Howick Cross Drive.

The electricity operator said a fault with an underground cable in Penwortham led to the loss of power.

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210 homes are without power in Howick Cross, Penwortham this morning (Friday, December 6). Pic: Electricity North West

It said power was restored to all homes within an hour of the fault being reported.

A spokesperson from Electricity North West said: "A fault on an underground cable in Penwortham caused the loss of power to 240 properties at 7.37am today.

"Our engineers responded quickly and restored power to all customers within the hour."