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West Hempfield Township police are advising motorists to avoid the area of Prospect Road and Route 462 until mid-evening Wednesday.

In a release issued about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, they said traffic was backed up in the area due to a transformer fire that cut power in the area, including to traffic lights. 

Power was temporarily restored, they wrote, but "crews will once again need to power down the grid this evening to perform repairs."

The intersection is near the Columbia Kmart.