Power cut hits 500 properties

Electricity supplies have been interupted to hundreds of homes and businesses

Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 9:07 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:41 pm
A power cut hit Thornton this morning

The lights went out in areas of Thornton and Cleveleys at around 7.20am today.

The cut lasted just a second in some places but a number of homes and businesses are understood to still be without power.

The loss of power has caused problems on the roads with traffic lights at Four Lane Ends and Singleton junction among those out of action.

As a result there have been long queues on Amounderness Way and Mains Lane, with Highways England warning traffic conditions may not return to normal until around 9.30am

Electricity North West said engineers were on the way to fix a high voltage fault.

The firm said: "We have a high voltage fault affecting Thornton Cleveleys.

"This fault is due to damage to our equipment.

"Our engineers are aware of the problem and a team is currently travelling to site."

The problem is expected to be fixed by 10am