Transformer fire blocks I-95 2 hours police divert traffic to Route 175

August 08, 1998

Traffic along northbound Interstate 95 was delayed for more than two hours yesterday as firefighters and electrical workers battled an electrical fire on a transformer pole alongside the interstate near Route 175.

Maryland state police said the fire started about 4: 15 p.m. when the transformer malfunctioned.

Police diverted traffic to Route 175, Columbia's main east-west thoroughfare, while Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. workers fixed the transformer, state police said. No one was injured in the incident.

Pub Date: 8/08/98

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