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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