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Belfast city centre power cut: Electricity restored to all properties after outage

Power has been restored after an outage forced some businesses in Belfast city centre to close for a short period on Wednesday.

The outage occurred in the Arthur Street and Castle Lane areas just after 1pm. Donegal Place businesses were also hit.

It was estimated 240 properties were affected.

Within an hour that number was cut to 33. And by 2.30pm all customers were back on the grid.

Traffic lights around the area were also affected.

In a statement NIE Networks said: "A fault in an underground electricity cable left around 240 customers in Belfast city centre without electricity on Wednesday lunchtime. NIE Networks’ emergency teams responded immediately restoring power to all but 33 properties within an hour.

“Engineers are continuing to work to restore power to the remaining properties.”

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