A transformer fire and power lines across the road in the area of Everybody’s Fitness – 441 Southbridge St – has created a traffic mess and widespread power outages.

According to Auburn Fire Rescue, a significant part of Southbridge St. has no power.  National Grid crews are currently responding.

Traffic lights in the area are also out, creating traffic tie ups.  APD and AFRD request you avoid the area and seek alternate routes.

National Grid is reporting on their website an approximate restoration time of 3:30 pm.  Approximately 2,900 customers are without electricity.