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Power cut hits over 60,000 properties


More than 60,000 properties in north Lancashire have been hit by a power cut, Electricity North West has said.The company said Lancaster’s Caton Road substation went off at 11:00 BST, leaving parts of the city and nearby Morecambe and Carnforth without power.A spokesman said it was not yet known what caused the outage, but engineers on site were “restoring supplies to 10,000 customers at a time”.A flood at the facility in 2015’s Storm Desmond left 55,000 without power. The outage resulted in travel problems, with many traffic lights from working and caused disruption to schools, universities and businesses.Lancaster town hall has been closed while the outage is being dealt with although Morecambe town hall is “open for basic enquiries,” tweeted Lancaster City Council.Lancaster University has been affected and told students it is hoping for an update at 14:00.The university’s student union has sent a tweet telling students who are facing exams to turn up as usual. St John’s Hospice and Lancaster Cathedral have both tweeted that power has now returned.
Source: BBC Lancashire