Breaking news: Power failure in Burnley Road area should be resolved this afternoon

More than 150 residents who have been without power for 18 hours should have their electricity supply restored this afternoon (Thursday)

People living in the Burnley Road area of Todmorden have been without power since 6pm yesterday evening.

Some had their supply restored within an hour, but others are still facing problems.

Northern Powergrid engineers are currently on site attempting to fix the problem with the underground network.

A spokesperson said: “We still have just over 150 customers affected by the power cut.

“We have got a team out on site now tring to repair the network.

“We expect all customers to have the power restored by 2pm this afternoon.”

Adrian Ashton, one of the residents affected, said it was unfortunate timing given this week’s freezing temperatures.

“It’s getting desperate, especially with it being so cold,” he said.