Preston homes remain without power due to gale force winds

Posted on - 30th November, 2015 - 7:31pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather, Woodplumpton
Electricity North West engineers

Electricity North West engineers

Four homes in Preston remain without power after strong winds lashed the city and surrounding area.


Electricity North West said they are working to restore the supply to the customers in Westby Mills, near Little Plumpton.

The rural outpost on the edge of Preston is one of 10,000 homes affected in the North West by the gale force winds.

Mark Williamson, operations director for Electricity North West, said: “Being without electricity can be extremely frustrating and we would like to thank our customers for their patience and support over the last 24 hours.

“Our engineers have worked in difficult conditions to repair damage to the overhead power lines caused by severe gales and managed to get the majority of customers back on yesterday.

“We will get the remaining few customers back on this evening and we will still be closely monitoring the weather and have extra engineers on standby.”

A spokeswoman for the firm said they hoped to restore power for the Preston homes during Monday evening.

To report a power cut please contact us on 0800 195 4141, follow @ElectricityNW or visit the Electricity North West site.

Gale force winds have also caused damage to Preston Bus Station, which has seen Lancashire County Council close its western side for up to a week.

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