Tree causes transformer explosion in Bluefield, Va.

Published: May. 22, 2023 at 1:20 PM EDT
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BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA) - Residents in Bluefield, Virginia may have heard a lout boom on Monday morning. It was due to a tree falling on power lines which made a transformer blow.

Chief Danny Evans with the Bluefield, Virginia Volunteer Fire Department says it happened at 7:15 am near the Charlatte America Building on Mountain Lane. Evans says no one was injured in the incident.

AEP’s outage map shows that 45 customers in the area are without power. The estimated restoration time was set for 1:30 pm but has now been pushed back to 5:00 pm.