ENW ready for high winds and snow

Electricity North West has drafted in extra engineers in response to an amber weather warning issued by the Met Office for Thursday.

ENW ready for high winds and snow

The Met Office is forecasting severe gales of 70 to 80mph and has also issued a yellow warning for snow to hit the North West.

The additional manpower will be used to help keep the lights on and repair any damage caused by Storm Doris.

Mark Williamson, operations director at Electricity North West, said: “We are closely monitoring the weather and we’re taking extra measures to get ready for Storm Doris in case severe gales hit our region. 

“We work hard throughout the year maintaining and upgrading the network, but unfortunately overhead power lines can be damaged by flying debris in high winds.

ENW invests £130m each year in its network and actively manage and cut back around 400,000 trees near its lines to reduce the risk of outages.

In December 2015 Storm Desmond brought record-breaking rain to the area which flooded Lancaster substation and left 55,000 homes without power.


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