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Transformer Catches Fire Along Route 2 in Hermon 

Part of route 2 in Hermon was closed for about an hour this morning after a transformer blew.It happened at about seven thirty, near Danforth’s Supermarket.A passerby reported seeing a transformer on fire.Hermon fire crews were on scene in minutes, and immediately shut down Route 2, from billings road to the New Boston Road.Traffic was detoured onto the New Boston Road while crews put out the fire and repaired the damage.Hermon Fire Chief Larry Willis says he knows the detour was an inconvenience for those driving to work, but says the closure was necessary for public safety.”Everybody’s in a hurry, it’s 8am, they’re all trying to get to work at the same time. It’s important for people to cooperate. It’s for their own safety. The top line on any power line is extremely dangerous and even if you’re in your car with the windows up, if that goes down on your car, you’re in very much danger.”Chief Willis says there were no reports of any homes in the area losing power.