31/08/2004

Bomb alerts bring Belfast traffic to standstill

A number of bomb alerts have brought Belfast to a standstill on Tuesday.

The M1 motorway between Broadway and Lisburn has been closed in both directions after a suspect vehicle was found under a bridge shortly after lunchtime.

In south Belfast, meanwhile, army bomb experts were called in after a suspect device was found close to the Saintfield Road.

Earlier in the day, alerts at Belfast City Hall and the Park Avenue Hotel in the east of the city brought traffic chaos for morning rush hour traffic but were later declared hoaxes.

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