Power restored to nearly 4,000 homes

The substation on Thornhill Road, Leyland
The substation on Thornhill Road, Leyland
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Power was restored to Penwortham after almost 4,000 homes were plunged into darkness this week.

The power cut, thought to have been caused by a cable fault, affected 3,977 homes across the town.

Engineers worked to restore power after the issue was reported just before 7pm on Monday.

A spokesman for Electricity North West said engineers managed to get a couple of hundred homes back on within 30 minutes, and said that power was restored to all homes by 8.30pm.

He said: “It was a cable fault, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

On Sunday, more than 2,000 homes in Leyland were left without power after a fire broke out in an electrical substation.

Firefighters were called to the incident in Thornhill Road, Broadfield, at around 8.30pm.