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Town manager says drivers need to be patient at intersection

The traffic lights at the intersection of Main and Queen Streets in Stephenville have not been functioning since Friday afternoon and drivers are asked to exercise caution at the four-way intersection.
The traffic lights at the intersection of Main and Queen Streets in Stephenville have not been functioning since Friday afternoon and drivers are asked to exercise caution at the four-way intersection. - Frank Gale

With the traffic lights at the intersection of Main and Queen Streets in Stephenville out of commission since Friday afternoon drivers are asked to be patient.

That’s the word from Town Manager Mike Campbell who said electricians are working hard to try and get the lights working.

He said during the weekend they were able to eliminate the controller that operates the lights as the source of the problem. Now, the suspected cause is a short resulting from chafing of wiring in the heads brought on by age and wind.

About 80 per cent of the wiring has already been replaced and it’s hoped sometime this afternoon that the lights will be back in working order.

Campbell said he has been monitoring traffic at the intersection and for the best part it seems to be flowing pretty well but drivers need to be patient and yield the right of way to those who get to the stop sign before them.

He wasn’t aware of any accidents at the intersection since the problem came up on Friday.

 

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