MORE than 500 properties in Leigh have been hit by a power cut this afternoon, Saturday.

The outage, in the south of Leigh, was reported at 4.15pm to Electricity North West.

There have been 547 properties affected, with an estimated restoration time set for 7.15pm.

In a statement, Electricity North West said: "This power cut has been caused by an unexpected incident on the high voltage 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 be aware 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 high voltage power cuts, we're often able to get many of the homes involved back on before our estimated time of restoration."

Which postcodes are affected?

WN7 4HY, WN7 4GL, WN7 4HR, WN7 4HX, WN7 3HE, WN7 4HW, WN7 4JP, WN7 4GN, WN7 3JG, WN7 4JW, WN7 4HJ, WN7 4JN, WN7 4HA, WN7 4HT, WN7 3UR, WN7 4JG, WN7 4HS, WN7 4JU, WN7 4JB, WN7 4GR, WN7 4JE, WN7 4PE, WN7 4HP, WN7 4JS, WN7 4JX, WN7 4HE, WN7 3UP, WN7 4GQ, WN7 4JL, WN7 4HU, WN7 4HL, WN7 3HJ, WN7 4JQ, WN7 4JT, WN7 4HZ, WN7 4JH, WN7 4GJ, WN7 4JF, WN7 4JD, WN7 4HB, WN7 4HH, WN7 4GS, WN7 3HQ, WN7 3JE, WN7 4JA, WN7 4JJ, WN7 4HG, WN7 4NG, WN7 4BA, WN7 4LB, WN7 4JR, WN7 4NW