A POWER cut has affected some residents in Leigh today, Saturday.

When will power be restored?

The issue was first reported to Electricity North West at 11.31am on December 3.

It is affecting properties on streets around the area of Derby Street and nearby roads.

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It is expected that power will be restored by 5.31pm, Electricity North West says.

Electricity North West statement

In a statement about the issue to customers, Electricity North West said: "This power cut has been caused by an unexpected incident with the underground cable that provides electricity to your home or business.

"We didn't know before your electricity went off that this was going to happen but now we know, rest assured we will get your power back on safely and as quickly as possible."

These are the postcodes affected: 

WN7 2PN, WN7 9PS, WN7 2PQ, WN7 4PF, WN7 2PE, WN7 3ER