MORE than 300 properties are without power in the BL1 area after trees fell onto overhead lines.

The powercut has affected 313 properties, up from the 141 properties initially reported by Electricity North West.

They said that they have had to "remotely isolate the cables" until engineers arrive in the area.

The estimated time of restoration is before 8pm.

A tweet read: "Update for #BL1 #Bolton: This has affected more properties than we initially reported. Trees have fallen onto overhead lines which have come down and is affecting 313 properties. We apologise to anybody affected for any inconvenience caused. We will update again shortly."

The full list of affected post codes are: BL1 7NU, BL1 7NX, BL1 7PL, BL1 7LZ, BL1 7NB, BL1 7NF, BL1 7NJ, BL1 7NA, BL1 7ND, BL1 7NE, BL1 7NG, BL1 7NN, BL1 7NQ, BL1 7NW, BL1 7QA, BL1 7NH, BL1 6JZ, BL1 6LA, BL1 7NP, BL1 7NR, BL1 6LD, BL1 6LG, BL1 6LQ, BL1 6LE, BL1 6LF, BL1 6LJ, BL1 6LL, BL1 6LB