Power cut in Smithills 

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Fault summary

Electricity North West are advising of a high voltage fault affecting parts of Smithills Bolton. They expect to restore power to most customers by 11:30 hours today. They expect that customers close to the point of damage will be restored by 17:30 hours today. This is their best estimate at this time and may change as additional information becomes available. This message was updated by Electricity North West at 08:15 hours today.  

Affected schools

The decision to close a school is taken by the headteacher in consideration of the individual circumstances at their own premises.

Parents should contact the school directly for the most up-to-date information.  A list of school contact numbers are available at www.bolton.gov.uk/schooldirectory

We are currently aware of the following:

St Peter's Smithills Dean - power has now been restored and the school will open at 1pm.

Bolton PRU Youth Challenge - making alternative arrangements for students today.

Other schools were affected this morning but have since had their power restored.

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