Mary Alice Reporting –

Traffic was at a standstill Tuesday evening after power lines caught fire.

Law enforcement closed Interstate 77 off to motorists between Strasburg and Bolivar due to a transformer fire that brought blazing lines down across the road.

AEP Ohio reports that the cause was an animal making contact with a high voltage line.

In order to allow repairs, an emergency power outage affected about 3,600 customers.

I-77 reopened last night just before 11:20pm.

(Photo from AEP Ohio)

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