MORE than 540 homes in Blackburn are without power.

Electricity Northwest has confirmed 543 of its customers in BB1.

An Electricity Northwest spokesman said: "We are aware of a fault in BB1, Blackburn, affecting 543 customers.

"Our engineers are on their way to site now."

This comes as strong winds and rain fell on East Lancashire this afternoon.

Storm Brendan is predicted to hit the region tomorrow as the Met Office predicts gusts of up to 40mph to sweep the area.