Storm Isha: Customers warned of potential power cuts

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Electricity North West is preparing for strong winds with hundreds of engineers on standby and additional call agents for customer support.

Storm Isha, forecasted by the Met Office, is expected to bring wind speeds exceeding 70mph from 6pm until the early hours.

The power network operator cautions that conditions may be unsafe for line teams to climb, and power may be off overnight.

Electricity North West invests in tree-cutting measures, but strong winds can still cause damage, potentially leading to power cuts.

Steph Trubshaw, Electricity North West’s Customer Director, said: “Given the predicted forecasts, we’re anticipating the conditions will make it unsafe for teams to climb meaning restorations for some customers will be delayed.

“Where we can, we will restore properties remotely utilising the technology we have on our network but for faults that need a permanent repair, power may be off overnight and into Monday if conditions are too dangerous.”

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