Planned power cut: 58 homes in Goosnargh area to be switched off for day as Electricity North West works on equipment

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More than 50 homes in the Goosnargh area, outside Preston, will have their electricity supply cut off for the day.

The planned power cut will take place on Thursday August 4 from 9am until 4.30pm.

Electricity North West is planning to turn off power off to 58 homes in and around Inglewhite Road as they undertake work to improve the reliability of the supply.

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This will include an inspection and servicing of electrical equipment in the local substation to take make sure everything is working reliably and safely.

Electricity North West engineers working to keep supplies running.Electricity North West engineers working to keep supplies running.
Electricity North West engineers working to keep supplies running.

It follows a number of unplanned power cuts in the area over the past two years.

The properties to be effected will have had a leaflet through the door giving advance notice of the outage.

The work will go ahead unless adverse weather makes it unsafe for the engineers, or they are called to a more urgent job.

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Electricity North West has apologised for any inconvenience caused.

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It is advised to keep a torch in a place where you can reach it easily, in case the power cut extends past daylight hours (note one is planned for daytime only)

Also switch off appliances and lights, but leave one light on so you know when power has been restored.

Anyone with any concerns about the power outage can call freephone 0800 195 4141, tweet @electricityNW or look up

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If you need extra help or support you can register as a priority customer via or call the number as above.

Please also call if you think you neighbours are vulnerable or may struggle during the power outage.If you ever experience an unplanned power cut call 105.

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