Update: 4:30 p.m.
Temporary stop signs have been installed at both intersections due to a one-vehicle collision with the electric meter with no known injuries.
Traffic is currently moving through the intersections normally but could become congested during rush hour. Crews are optimistic they can have power restored within an hour or two, but the possibility remains for an overnight outage. Updates will be available via Public Works social media.
Original Release: Sept. 17, 2019, 3:55 p.m.
Traffic Alert: Intermittent power outages possible for two downtown Columbia traffic signals on 10th Street at Walnut, Broadway
Due to a vehicle collision with the electric meter service connection for two downtown Columbia traffic signals on 10th Street, these signals may experience intermittent power outages this afternoon and possibly overnight. The signals are located at the intersection of 10th and Walnut Street and at the intersection of 10th and Broadway. If restoring power is going to be delayed overnight, or for an extended period of time, temporary stop signs will be put in place. An electrical contractor is working on restoring the electric to the signals as soon as possible. Street Division staff are on site.
The correct procedure for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians encountering signals that are out is to treat the location as an all-way stop. All users should be vigilant as some users may not recognize correct rules of the road for signals experiencing a power outage. Avoid the area if possible.