Hundreds of properties across the county are being warned to expect power outages this week.

Electricity North West has organised 14 power cuts between today (October 12) and Saturday, with work hopefully seeing improved reliability in Cumbria.

Overall, 611 homes and businesses will be affected.

A spokesman for Electricity North West said: "We invest millions every year into maintaining the local network.

"This helps us to ensure all areas of the North West region have a safe and secure supply of electricity for the future.

"Sometimes, this requires us to temporarily interrupt your supply so our engineers can work safely.

"We will always notify you in advance before we plan to interrupt your supply unless it is an emergency situation we will not notify you."

Ravenglass - Monday, October 12

The affected customers will be south of the A595 at Broad Oak.

Affected postcodes: LA19 5YP, LA19 5TR, LA19 5TP

Carlisle - Monday, October 12

The affected postcode is CA7 0JR.

Grange-over Sands - Tuesday, October 13

A total of 219 customers will be affected in the Hampsfell Road area.

Affected post codes: LA11 7NS, LA11 7HN, LA11 7EZ, LA11 7EY, LA11 7EX, LA11 6SE, LA11 6DZ, LA11 6DR, LA11 6DP, LA11 6DD, LA11 6DB, LA11 6BH, LA11 6BG, LA11 6BE, LA11 6BD, LA11 6BA, LA11 6AZ, LA11 6AB, LA11 6AA

South Lakes - Tuesday, October 13

Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve in the South Lakes.

36 properties are affected in the Witherslack area.

Affected postcodes: LA11 6SD, LA11 6SB, LA11 6SA, LA11 6RX, LA11 6RT, LA11 6RS

Carlisle - Wednesday, October 14

Affected customers will be in the Peter Gate area at Cumwhinton.

Affected postcodes: CA4 0AW, CA4 0AP

Whitehaven - Wednesday, October 14

A total of 148 customers will be affected in the Rannerdale Drive area between Whitehaven and Parton.

Affected post codes: CA28 6LQ, CA28 6LJ, CA28 6LG, CA28 6LF, CA28 6LE, CA28 6LD, CA28 6LB, CA28 6LA, CA28 6JZ, CA28 6JT

On the same day, a further 12 properties will be without power in a second outage near Harras Road.

Affected postcodes: CA28 6SH, CA28 6SG

Kendal - Thursday, October 15

Affected customers will be in the Bowston area.

Affected postcodes: LA8 9AD, LA8 9AB, LA8 9AA

Appleby-in-Westmorland - Thursday, October 15

Business and homes will be affected in the A66 area near Bolton and Long Marton.

Affected postcodes: CA16 6BA, CA16 6AX, CA16 6AL, CA16 6AH, CA16 6AG, CA16 6AF, CA16 6AE, CA16 6AD, CA16 6AB

Cockermouth - Thursday, October 15

The affected customers are in the B5289 area near High Lorton.

Affected postcode: CA13 9UD

Bootle - Thursday, October 15

Those affected will be in the area to the east of the A595, north of Corney.

Affected postcodes: LA19 5YP, LA19 5TR, LA19 5TP

Seascale - Friday, October 16

The affected properties will be in the Nether Wasdale area.

Affected postcodes: CA20 1ET, CA19 1UZ

Whitehaven - Friday, October 16

Affected properties will be in the Galemire area at Goose Butts.

Affected postcode: CA28 8XZ

Grange-over-Sands - Saturday, October 17

Affected customers will be in the A590 area at Meathop.

Affected postcodes: LA3 3EJ, LA11 6RX, LA11 6RW, LA11 6RT, LA11 6RS, LA11 6RR, LA11 6RQ, LA11 6RP, LA11 6RN, LA11 6RL, LA11 6RJ, LA11 6RH