Sheffield counts cost of shopping centre power cut

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Sheffield shopkeepers are this morning counting the cost of a peak time power cut that hit 346 stores.

Fargate pedestrian precinct and shopping area was plunged into darkness by the major electricity failure, blamed on an underground cable fault.

Blacked out Fargate Sheffield

Blacked out Fargate Sheffield

Northern Powergrid chiefs confirm power was restored to 128 outlets at 10.26 with remaining 218 due to have had power returned by 11.15am.

Greggs, Hotel Chocolat, Clinton Cards, Vodafone, Car Phone Warehouse, Boots and Top Shop are among big name shops affected in the city's key retail sector between Barker's Pool and High Street,

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