From the Indiana Department of Transportation:
LAPORTE, Ind. – Severe weather swept through northwest
Indiana this morning, knocking out power to some traffic signals in the
area. Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) technicians are on the
job 24 hours a day to respond to these emergencies. But until all issues can
be resolved, drivers should know what to do when approaching a signal that
has lost power.
Under Indiana law, drivers who encounter an intersection
where the signal has lost power should treat the intersection as an all-way
stop. After stopping, the driver should proceed with caution though the
intersection when it is safe to do so. Drivers should yield the right-of-way
to traffic already in the intersection.
When a traffic signal loses power INDOT’s LaPorte District
will place stop signs at the intersection as soon as possible. When power is
restored the signal will flash on four-way red until the signs can be
INDOT’s LaPorte District manages 618
traffic signals in 13 counties.
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