Power cut hits Bare shopping street

Shops in Princes Crescent were hit by a power cut on Monday morning.
Shops in Princes Crescent were hit by a power cut on Monday morning.

Shops were forced to shut for a morning in Bare village due to a power cut.

The Princes Crescent shopping street was hit by an electrical fault on Monday morning. Shops were open again by the afternoon.

A spokesman for Electricity North West said the fault was reported at 8.14am and affected 75 properties.

Power was restored for 25 of the premises by 9.15am, a further 48 were back on by 12.12pm and the final two were restored to full power at 1.15pm.

The problem was caused by a faulty underground cable. An engineer remained on site on Monday afternoon to finish repairs.