LUBBOCK, Texas— Power outages in Lubbock can occur periodically due to bad weather or unplanned events. The Lubbock Police Department reminds citizens “what to do when traffic signals are out,” in a social media post.
The power outage had affected homes and businesses and also affected traffic signals around the City of Lubbock.
When traffic signals go out, officers will be out directing traffic, said the post. LPD reminds drivers to follow officer’s directions when the situation occurs.
LPD emphasized that when encountered at a non-working traffic light, “treat it as a 4-way-stop sign.”
TxDOT also reminded the City of Lubbock that it will be an “All way stop at dark signals.”
Lubbock Police said, “There is no need to call 911” when a light is out. Instead, use the non-emergency number, said LPD.