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  • Twenty-one homes in Hoghton, near Preston, lost power at 2am this morning
  • Power cut was due to an underground cable fault
  • Electricity North West say engineers fixed the problem at 2.15pm
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A Lancashire village was without electricity for more than 12 hours after an early morning power cut.

Twenty-one homes in Hoghton, near Preston, has their power supply disrupted at 2am due to an underground cable fault.

Electricity North West engineers fixed the problem at 2.15pm.

A spokesperson for Electricity North West, said: “An underground cable fault caused the loss of power to 21 customers in Hoghton, Preston this morning at around 2am.

“Our engineers quickly arrived on site and used specialist equipment to detect the exact location of the fault so that we could unearth the cable in the right place to repair it as soon as possible.

“We would like to thank customers for their patience.”