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Street shut following 'loud bang'

posted 17 Dec 2008, 05:01 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 17 Dec 2008, 05:02 ]
Albany Street
A loud bang was heard in Albany Street

Part of an Edinburgh street was closed off after an underground electrical fault caused a loud bang.

Police cordoned off an areas around a manhole in Albany Street for about an hour from 0950 GMT.

Scottish Power had to shut off the local power supply in order to work at the site to investigate what caused the mini explosion.

Witnesses said they heard a loud bang before the emergency services closed off the area.

Source: BBC News