Published Saturday, 12 October 2013
Police attended a security alert in the west of the city. (© UTV)
Army bomb experts examined two suspicious objects at Kennedy Way on Saturday afternoon and after a number of controlled explosions declared them to be elaborate hoaxes.
A PSNI spokesperson said all roads have now reopened.
The motorway was also closed on Monday morning due to an alert in the area which was declared an elaborate hoax.
The alerts have meant that Michael Allsopp, who owns a cafe on Kennedy Way, has had to close his business early on two occasions this week.
"Two days out of one week, we've had to close because of this. It's not on for local businesses trying to make a living," he said.
"We're out a full day's earnings on Monday, a half a day's earnings today, but you still have to pay your staff and pay yourself a wage."
SDLP South Belfast MLA Fearghal McKinney said the alert has caused massive disruption.
"There have been a number of security alerts in Belfast in the past week and there has been a hugely negative impact on, not only traffic and movement around the city, but more importantly there has been very serious distress visited on those who have had to leave their homes to ensure their safety," he said.
"Those responsible for this latest alert must know that they have no support.
"I completely condemn those responsible for this incident and would urge anyone with any information to contact the PSNI."
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