City of Tulsa now says 9 signals are still without power


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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 7/26/2013 3:59 pm Published: 7/25/2013 11:20 am


Power outages are still an issue across Tulsa, including dozens of stop lights still out. 

The city of Tulsa told FOX23 there are just 9 temporary 4-way stop signs at intersections for drivers, at the height of the storm there were 43.

City officials told FOX23 crews will begin to reset the signals once the power is back on to get them back online.

Drivers said there is a lot of confusion and frustration about what to do when they encounter the 4-way stops.

Sally Finley was on her way in to Starbucks, but was frustrated with the traffic backup a 4-way stop sign was causing.

“There is a lot of backup and there is always somebody in a hurry that wants to take your turn or whatever so it can be a very dangerous situation if you're not aware," she said.

Finley said it’s important for people to be patient and wait their turn, to avoid causing an accident.

"I think a lot of people need to go back to driver's school. You have to watch in every direction to make sure everybody isn't coming up at the same time," she said.

Tulsa police said it's so important for drivers to be aware of who approaches the 4-way stop first and yield to the person on the right if you arrive there at the same time.

List of traffic signals that are currently out (as of 3:30p on Friday) 

NORTH

1. 4/Elgin
2. 5/Elgin
3. 3/Cheyenne
4. 2/Denver
5. 11/Pitts

SOUTH

6. 36/Utica
7. I‐44/Riverside, North end
8. I‐44/Riverside, South end
9. 21st/121st




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Mayor Maynot - 7/25/2013 2:08 PM
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I can see how that could be. Post an officer at more complex intersections. Especially at the intersections where boneheads are late for lunch.
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