More than 30 homes across the city could face a power cut tomorrow as Electricity North West carry out work.

All customers who could be affected have been informed.

Clive Wilkinson, operations director at Electricity North West, said: “A lot of the work we do happens in the background and customers aren’t always affected, we even have ‘live lines’ teams who can work on live electricity equipment without turning power off, however, sometimes we do have to turn people’s power off so that our engineers can work on the network safely.

“Planned power cuts allow us to carry out vital work such as maintaining the network, carrying out repairs and installing new connections, which ensures that homes and businesses continue receive the best supply possible in the long term."

“With every planned power cut, we’ll always give at least 10 days’ notice, won’t turn power off before 9am and electricity will be back on before 5pm.

“Unfortunately, not all power cuts are planned and can happen for a variety of reasons with no warning because of the weather, vandalism or even birds hitting overhead lines. Our teams are on hand 24/7 365 days a year and should anybody ever need any more information during a power cut, whether planned or not, they can follow Electricity North West on Twitter or Facebook for updates, or call us free on 105.”

In Carlisle, 34 homes are expected to experience a power outage on Tuesday.

The affected postcodes include CA5 7JW, CA5 7JQ, CA5 7JL, CA5 7JJ, CA5 7JH.

You can check the Electricity North West Facebook site or Twitter site for full updates. Alternatively, you can call 105.