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Thursday, 02 July 2015

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Powercut in Barrow due to 'underground cable fault'

At least 70 Electricity North West customers have been affected by a powercut in Barrow.

Residents in St Luke’s Street and the surrounding area have been without power since about 3pm this afternoon due to an underground cable fault.

Those thought to be affected include a doctor’s surgery, Cambridge primary school in Cambridge Street, the Co-op in Roose Road and residents in St Luke’s Street, Cambridge Street, Gloucester Street and surrounding roads.

An Electricity North West spokesman said: “About 70 customers have power off due to an underground cable fault.

“Power has been off since 3.05pm.

“Engineers are on site to repair the cable fault as soon as possible.

“We don’t know why it’s happened.

“They are currently trying to locate the fault.”

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