Archive for Thursday, August 18, 2005

Power surge KO’s stoplights

August 18, 2005

A power surge is being blamed for stoplights not working Friday at Main Street and Fairlane.

The lights began flashing about 8 a.m. Friday, during a rainstorm. Work continued on the lights until they were restored to working order about 6 p.m. Friday.

Street Superintendent Jeff Focht said a technician with Total Construction, the company that worked on the problem, said a power surge burned up the signal controller - a main component of a traffic signal that controls when the lights change. Ultimately, Focht said, the controller was replaced.

A Lansing Police officer was stationed at the intersection in case traffic needed to be directed.

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