SCORES of residents are due to be without power when a planned power cut takes place this week.

Electricity North West has warned 86 customers of the upcoming outage on Friday, which will allow maintenance work to be carried out.

The power cut is due to affect a number of homes at The Hill, near Millom.

A number of householders with postcodes starting LA18 5 have been informed they could be affected.

 A spokesperson for Electricity North West said: "We invest millions every year into maintaining the local network.

"This helps us to ensure all areas of the North West region have a safe and secure supply of electricity for the future. Sometimes, this requires us to temporarily interrupt your supply so our engineers can work safely.

"We will always notify you in advance before we plan to interrupt your supply, unless it is an emergency situation we will not notify you."