Traffic lights malfunction throughout Winnipeg
City of Winnipeg officials blame moisture for malfunctioning lights
The City of Winnipeg warned drivers to be careful on city streets on Monday after multiple traffic lights stopped working throughout the city.
Officials said the outages were likely due to a buildup of moisture from Sunday night’s snow storm.
Traffic was moving relatively well at Portage Avenue and Maryland Street Monday afternoon, where lights were flashing red, but there was no word if the lights would be fixed by the time rush hour arrived.
Also on that list were intersections at Grassie Boulevard and Lagimodiere Boulevard, Ellice Avenue and Colony Street, Henderson Highway and Edison Avenue as well as Main Street and York Avenue.
In the south end of the city, university students saw some delays getting to and from campus with lights flashing red at Pembina Highway and University Crescent. Bison Drive was also affected.
City officials reminded drivers to treat flashing red lights as four-way stops.