An electric transformer exploded Tuesday evening, causing multiple traffic lights to stop working on Wrightsboro Road near the Augusta Mall.
The outage was reported around 6:30 p.m., deputies say.
The incident caused multiple west-bound traffic lights to stop operating, forcing deputies to direct traffic at a number of intersections. The intersections included Wrightsboro Road and Jimmie Dyess Parkway, Wrightsboro Road and Belair Road and the off-ramp at Wrightsboro Road and Interstate 520.
The cause for the transformer malfunction was not immediately known.