Businesses affected in town centre power cut

Power cut on Market Street affecting shops and businesses
Power cut on Market Street affecting shops and businesses

TOWN centre businesses could face losing hundreds of pounds after a power cut hit a main Wigan street.

Shops on Market Street are currently in a stand still as experts from Electricity North West battle to fix a faulty fuse.

We cannot work at all on our customers computers and the electricity board are being vague about when it will be back on

Amid the chaos, many stores have been unable to open and Queen’s Hall Church has been forced to cancel all of its disability and community events for the day.

One angry worker said: “We cannot work at all on our customers computers and the electricity board are being vague about when it will be back on.

“It’s shut down the operation of several business on the street and we don’t know what to tell our customers as to when we will be back in business.”

A spokesman from Electricity North West confirmed there was a power cut in the early hours of the morning due to a fault in the fuse.

This was promptly fixed but experts were then called out again at around 8.30am.

It is unknown how long the electricity will be down. The traffic lights at the bottom of Market Street, adjacent to Parsons Walk are also currently out of order.

Wigan Council is currently working to fix this and the lights should be back on as soon as possible.