WEATHER WATCH: Electricity operator prepared for Storm Eva

The region’s power network operator Electricity North West say they are ensuring key substations are protected after a severe weather warning was issued by the Met Office for the festive period.

Wednesday, 23rd December 2015, 5:17 pm
Sub station on Caton Road flooded.Picture: Electricity North West.

Storm Eva is expected to hit the region at around 6pm on Christmas Day and the bad weather is predicted to last until midnight on Boxing Day.

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for severe rain and gales for the North West over that period.

When Storm Desmond hit earlier this month Lancaster’s substation was flooded and now Electricity North West say they will be closely monitoring the weather and that engineers have been ensuring key substations are protected and ready to brace the storm.

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Mark Williamson, operations director for Electricity North West, said: “We are closely monitoring the weather and we’ve taken extra measures to get ready in case severe weather hits our region.

“We worked around the clock recently restoring power to thousands of customers in Cumbria and Lancashire when Storm Desmond hit and I want to reassure our customers that we are on hand again and we’re doing everything we can to protect the network.

“We are here 24 hours day seven days a week so please contact us if you need any advice or information.”

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