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INDOT: Treat intersection with non-functioning signals as four-way stop

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In the wake of Thursday’s high winds--which caused widespread power outages in Lake County--INDOT is reminding motorists how to negotiate an intersection when the traffic signals are down.

“Under Indiana law, drivers who encounter an intersection where the signal has lost power should treat the intersection as an all-way stop,” INDOT said. “After stopping, the driver should proceed with caution through the intersection when safe to do. Drivers should yield the right-of-way to traffic already in the intersection.”

For the record, INDOT’s LaPorte District manages 618 traffic signals in 13 counties.

“When a traffic signal loses power, INDOT’s LaPorte District will place stop signs as we are able,” INDOT said. “When power is restored the signal will flash on four-way red until any signs that have been placed can be removed.”


Posted 4/7/2017




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