RESIDENTS across areas of Leigh have been hit by power cuts this morning, Thursday.

Electricity North West says two outages have been reported due to underground cable faults.

In Westleigh, 198 households have been affected by the issue which was reported at 7.03am. This is expected to be restored by 1.03pm.

Meanwhile, power has been restored after a fault in Atherleigh.

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An Electricity North West statement 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."

Which postcodes are affected?

WN7 4AN, WN7 1XH, WN7 1XN, WN7 1XJ, WN7 1XR, WN7 1XP, WN7 1XW, WN7 1XA, WN7 1UZ, WN7 1XF, WN7 1XQ, WN7 1XS, WN7 1XE, WN7 1YG