Power cut blacks out city centre

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A POWER cut caused chaos in the city centre today (Thursday).

Countless businesses were forced to close after being left without electricity after the cut.

Almost the whole of the Ridings Shopping Centre ground to a halt and customers were trapped in one of the lifts.

A spokesperson for the Ridings said: “We have dealt with the situation - the lifts can be wound down manually so it’s no problem to get them out.”

The power went out at lunchtime at around 12pm and was back on by 1.30pm.