Second power cut hits homes and businesses across Chorley

A second power cut has hit homes in Chorley this morning (August 26), just two hours after an earlier power cut affected more than 600 properties.

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 8:48 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 11:52 am
The power cut affected 634 homes and businesses in the PR7 post code area of Chorley this morning (August 26)

Another 25 homes lost power at 10.57am, affecting homes and businesses in the following postcode areas: PR7 5HL, PR7 5HP, PR7 5HR, PR7 5HS, PR7 5JQ.

Households are also reporting that they are without power in the PR6 post code area, including Russel Square.

Electricity North West said staff are on site to fix the problem and it expects the power supply to be restored by 3pm at the latest.

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Earlier this morning, 634 homes and businesses lost power in the PR7 post code area. The power cut lasted for nearly an hour, from 7.30am to 8.15am.

This is what happened earlier this morning

Electricity North West said it had received a high number of calls from homes and businesses after power went off in the PR7 post code area at around 7.30am.

It said a total of 634 properties had been affected before power was restored at around 8.15am.

A spokesman for Electricity North West said: "All power has been restored. Thanks for bearing with us whilst we got this fixed. It's been a busy few days with the weather not being on our side and it's grey out there today. We are here if you need us."

You can find helpful tips on what to do in a power cut here.

The wet and windy weather has also led to a landslip on the railway line between Chorley and Buckshaw Parkway.

It means all services calling at Chorley, Buckshaw Parkway, Adlington, Lostock, Horwich Parkway and Blackrod will be cancelled.

Bus replacement services will run from Preston to Bolton via Chorley until the landslip has been cleared.

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