A powercut has hit more than 500 homes n Ribble Valley.

An overhead powerline in Chipping is down after Electricity North West switched off the power for a network fault.

Engineers are en-route with more updates expected to follow.

A spokesman for Electricity North West said: "We were notified that an overhead powerline is down at 7.52 am.

"So to make sure everything is safe we have switched the power off for 505 properties.

"The engineers are en-route and hope to get the power back on as quickly as possible.

"We will know when we can switch the power back on when we have assessed the damage.

"Our control room have managed to restore around 260 supplies in the last 10 minutes and our fault response engineer is due in site within the next 20 minutes.

"As it stands we have 233 customers off supply until 11.30am whilst we carry out repairs and can restore supplies safely.

"It’s quite a widespread fault mainly affecting customers in postcode PR3 2**.

"We would like to thank our customers for their patience and apologise for any inconvenience this outage has caused."