NEW ROCHELLE - Con Edison crews worked through the night to restore power to nearly 300 homes in New Rochelle after a transformer fire on the Hutchinson River Parkway yesterday.

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The fire near the North Avenue exit had also temporarily closed the northbound lanes on the Hutchinson River Parkway. New Rochelle's police and fire departments quickly contained the fire.

A Con Edison spokesman says some sort of electrical problem is to blame, though officials don't yet know how the fire began.