Fault in cable blamed for power loss

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HUNDREDS of homes were left without power after an electricity cut hit parts of the Fylde coast.

A total of 1,133 properties in Poulton were affected yesterday’s cut although power was restored to 400 of those within three minutes.

Electricity supplies were back on for the remainder of residents affected by 9.45am.

People woke up yesterday to find the electricity was off, after the power was lost at 7.20am.

Among the areas affected were Hardhorn Road, Stanley Avenue, Princess Avenue, Elm Avenue, Rydal Avenue, Garstang Road West, Station Road and Wembley Avenue.

A fault in an underground cable was blamed for the power cut by electricity chiefs.

A spokesman for Electricity North West said: “There was an underground cable fault and we had engineers on the scene as quickly as possible.

“A total of 1,133 properties were off and we had restored 400 within three minutes.

“They were all back on by 9.45am.”

One resident said: “We woke up to find our power was off but we went into the town centre and most businesses seemed to be OK and had their electricity working.”

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