Power cut to 50 homes in Burnley Wood

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Workmen accidentally damaged an electricity cable cutting off power to around 50 homes in Burnley Wood on Wednesday.

Electricity North-West confirmed that the “third party” workers had damaged a cable at around 5-30pm.

A spokesman for the company said: “We received a call around 5-50pm that power had gone off in several homes in the Dall Street and Glebe Street area.

“We repaired the cable and restored power to around 30 homes by 6-20pm and a further 20 homes by 7-30pm.”