Alabama Power: Power is restored in north side of downtown

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Update: All power has been restored in downtown Birmingham.

Original: The Birmingham Fire Department has confirmed that a “significant portion of the north side of downtown” has lost power.

Officials say the cause of the power outage is from an electrical vault fire that happened earlier Wednesday.

Traffic lights are also out during this time making traffic “incredibly congested” according to fire officials. As of now, there is no estimated time when the power will be restored. 800 customers are currently without power.

Birmingham Police directing traffic after power shuts off in ‘significant portion’ in the north side of downtown

LIVE: Birmingham Police directing traffic after power shuts off in ‘significant portion’ in the north side of downtown due to an electrical vault fire. Alabama Power is working to restore power. Details: http://bit.ly/2X5DL1Y

Posted by CBS 42 on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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