SOME residents in Leigh have been hit by a power cut since yesterday.

The issue was first reported at 9.35am on Wednesday, March 6, and is due to an "unexpected incident" with an underground cable.

Electricity North West said 70 properties have been affected by the power cut in south Leigh, around the areas of Kirkham Road and Parkend Drive.

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In a statement, 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.

"Please note that all our timescales are estimated based on previous experience and may change if new information becomes available while our engineers are fixing the issue.

"With underground power cuts, we may need to dig to repair the cable and this can sometime extend the length of time you are without power."

Work at the site is ongoing and power is currently expected to be restored at 3pm today, Thursday.

Which postcodes are affected?

WN7 3UQ, WN7 3UH