BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Officials with Alabama Power confirmed around 7 p.m. Wednesday evening that power had been restored to the part of the city affected.
City officials asked people to avoid driving in downtown Birmingham Wednesday afternoon as the power outage caused traffic headaches.
Power was out for a large portion of the north side of downtown Birmingham because of an electrical vault fire.
The outage caused traffic lights to be out in the affected area, which included 1st Avenue South to 9th Avenue North and 18th Street to Richard Arrington Blvd. N.