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.
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.