Intersection blocked following transformer explosion

Richmond County first responders are rerouting traffic at the scene of a downed power line tonight.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and Augusta Fire Department are directing traffic at the intersection of Milledge and Cumming roads, according to Richmond County dispatch.

Georgia Power employees are on the scene to replace a damaged transformer. A live wire was also on the ground at the scene and caused a small fire.

Authorities are asking residents to avoid the intersection until the damage can be repaired.



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