Power cut leaves hundreds of homes in darkness

A power cut left hundreds of homes in the dark in Toxteth on Friday night.

Electricity supply dropped out at about 9.45pm on Pickwick Street and its surrounding streets.

Scottish Power said it was aiming to get normality restored by 12.45am on Saturday morning.

In a statement on its website, the company said: “There is a power cut affecting the L8 postcode area of Liverpool, affecting properties in Pickwick Street and surrounding streets.

“We had no advance warning of this and only became aware of it at 9:42pm.

“Our engineers have arrived on site and are investigating the cause of the fault.

(Image: google)

“Our team will work to get your power back on as quickly and as safely as possible by 12:45am.

“We will update this message if this information changes.

“We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.”

Get a Liverpool Echo newsletter today

The Liverpool Echo sends newsletters on a wide range of topics – including our daily news bulletin, now going out three times a day.

There are others on what’s on, politics, court news, Knowsley, Wirral, and arts & culture, as well as both Liverpool FC and Everton FC.

Signing up is free and it only takes a minute for you to get the biggest stories, sent straight to your inbox.

How to sign up for an Echo Email Update

1) Go to our dedicated newsletter page at this link.

2) Put your email in the box where indicated

3) Tick as many boxes as you like, for each newsletter you want.

4) Press Save changes and that’s it!

For the latest news and breaking news visit http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news

Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you.

Find your nearest vaccination centre by entering your postcode below:

Follow us on Twitter @LivECHONews – the official Liverpool ECHO Twitter account – real news in real time.

We’re also on Facebook/theliverpoolecho – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day from the Liverpool ECHO.

Liverpool Echo – Liverpool News