More than 2,000 Ashton homes hit by power cut
Monday 23rd January 2017 @ 12:46 by Adam Higgins
Ashton News

More than 2,000 Ashton homes were hit by a power cut on Sunday afternoon.

Some residents reported seeing a flash lighting up the night sky before homes were plunged into darkness, while others reported lights flickering before normal power immediately resumed.

Electricity North West confirmed there had been a high voltage fault resulting in damage to an electrical transformer, with a total of 2,125 properties affected.

Areas across Ashton Moss and Waterloo were worst hit.

Engineers were sent out to correct the fault but it was the early hours of Monday morning before full supplies to properties were restored.

A spokesperson for Electricity North West said: “A fault on an overhead power line caused the loss of power to 2,125 at 5.13pm yesterday afternoon.

“Our engineers quickly repaired the fault and restored power to all customers at 1.30am.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and if any customers would like any further information they can contact us 24/7 on the new national number, 105 or follow us on Twitter @ElectricityNW.”