Transformer fire leaves more than 1,000 AEP customers without power in Lynchburg

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A transformer fire on Route 221 at the Graves Mill Rd. intersection has more than 1,000 AEP customers without power.

The fire also knocked out power to several street lights and stoplights along Route 221.

According to AEP, the power is out due a distribution line.

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