A power pole fire caused some traffic snarls on the Route 250 Bypass during Thursday night's rush hour.
The pole caught on fire after a transformer exploded. That forced fire officials to close down the bypass in both directions shortly after 5 p.m..
The road was closed between Rugby Road and McIntire Road, near The Covenant School. The school was without power, but otherwise undamaged.
Dominion worked into the evening to replace the power pole.