Power surge KO’s stoplights
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.