Boxing Day power cuts hit hundreds of homes across Greater Manchester

Hundreds of Greater Manchester residents have been without power this Boxing Day morning.

More than 600 homes and businesses are currently without electricity in parts of Wigan and Stockport.

And power has recently been restored to hundreds more in dozens of postcodes across Rochdale.

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The worst-affected area is currently in Golborne, where Electricity North West says 443 customers are without power.

The power cut was first reported at 7.45am today (December 26), with 43 different WA3 postcodes hit by the shortage, as well as two in WN4.

On the company’s website, a spokesperson for 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.”

Meanwhile, a further 171 customers are currently without power in Cheadle Hulme, across seven SK8 postcodes.

The power cut, which was first reported at 4.44am, was caused by ‘an unexpected incident’ on a high voltage cable in the area, Electricity North West says.

Residents across parts of Rochdale were also hit by a power cut in the early hours of this morning, affecting 59 postcodes in the north of the town until 5.39am.

Electricity North West hopes to have power restored in Golborne by 10.45am and in Cheadle Hulme by 9.30am.

Further updates and a full list of affected areas are available on the company’s website.

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