AN ELECTRICITY provider has vowed to keep Cumbrian lights on and work through the Coronavirus pandemic.

Electricity North West says it will continue to respond to issues and reduce the impact of any power cuts.

Steph Trubshaw, customer director at the firm, said: “The work we do is fundamental to the country’s effort.

“To ensure that this work can be carried out safely, the firm is informing customers that engineers will sometimes have to remove power to homes and business while the work is carried out.

“It is essential to us operating a safe and reliable power network.

“That means that some of our planned power cuts will still be going ahead so we can reduce the risk or unplanned power cuts in the future.

“Plans are in place to protect our customers and employees and we ask that if you are affected by a power cut and are self-isolating, contact us immediately so we can help.”

The firm says it will try to minimise interruptions to less than five hours and should work be unable to be completed on time they will use a generator to power homes and businesses instead.

Any issues go online to or ring the firm on 105.