Stockport was one of a number of areas to lose power earlier this afternoon, although it has now been restored. In Cheshire police said they were aware of a power outage in the Ellesmere Port area, including in Great Sutton and Little Sutton. Engineers are thought to be working remotely to restore the power. Meanwhile, in Bradford several sets of traffic lights stopped working.
One Twitter user said that it was “like GTA out here” with “every car and pedestrian for themselves!”
A spokesperson for Electricity NorthWest said: “We have experienced multiple power cuts across the region, this was due to a fault with National Grid. Power should now be restored, however if you continue to experience issues with your supply or need any support please contact us on 105.”