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200 homes in Ordsall hit by 8am power cut

Residents in the Ordsall area of Salford were affected by a power cut this morning, Monday 18 July.

200 homes were without power between 7.55am and 8.25am after a fault at a local substation.

Locals leaving for work at the time complained to SalfordOnline.com of the inconvenience.

Engineers later traced the source of the problem to a broken fuse.

Electricity North West, which controls and manages electricity supply in Salford, said it had received three complaints from local residents.

Streets affected were in the Brassington Gardens area of Ordsall, including Phoebe Street, Burnett Avenue and Parish View.

It’s the third power cut in Salford inside a week, after this fire at a substation in Walkden knocked out power to 5,000 homes on Thursday 14 July.

Around 500 homes in Little Hulton, Walkden and Boothstown were hit by rolling power outages last week.

Supermarkets and shops had to close in central Little Hulton after the morning blackout caused refrigeration issues at Iceland and Netto.

A spokesman for Electricity North apologised for the inconvenience and said power had been restored as quickly as possible once the fault had been reported.

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