More than 120 properties could be affected by a power cut this week.

Electricity North West has scheduled an outage for Wigton on Friday (May 7).

It is expected that up to 127 customers could be hit by the power cut, which will take place between 9am-5pm.

Clive Wilkinson, operations director at ENW, 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."

He continued: “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.”

Postcodes that could be hit include CA7 0PQ; CA7 0PJ; CA7 0PH; CA7 0PA; CA7 0NX; CA7 0NW; CA7 0NT; CA7 0NS; CA7 0NR; CA7 0NQ; CA7 0NP; CA7 0NN; CA7 0NL; CA7 0NH; CA7 0NG; and CA7 0NF.

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