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About 500 homes without power north of Rome

A transformer fire is causing a power outage for sections of Rome, Westernville, Ava, and the town of Steuben.

Posted: Feb. 15, 2019 10:56 PM
Updated: Feb. 15, 2019 11:15 PM

WESTERNVILLE, N.Y. - A transformer fire is causing a power outage for sections of Rome, Westernville, Ava, and the town of Steuben.

The fire started before 7 p.m. on Friday night. 

"We got a call for wires burning on Stokes Westernville Rd.," Michael Anania, Western Fire Chief said. "We went their and the top of the pole had burned off, it's a three face pole, we had to call national grid and it took out quite a bit of power in the community."

The power company's website put a restoration time at around 4 a.m. 

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