Power restored to more than 1,000 homes in Whitehaven after electricity outage

Around 1,200 homes were still without power on Wednesday afternoon Credit: PA

Power has been restored to more than 1,000 homes in Whitehaven, which spent almost a day without electricity.

Electricity North West said they were made aware of the outage at around 8:30pm on Tuesday and that it was caused by an unexpected incident with an underground cable.

A statement from Electricity North West said: "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."

Electricity North West set-up an account with Cafe West for customers impacted by the power cut to get hot food and drinks.

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