The traffic lights at Northeast 112th Avenue and Ninth Street in east Vancouver are working once again after crews replaced a damaged traffic control box.
On May 30, a large branch fell onto power lines at the intersection, causing a voltage surge that caused a fire in the signal cabinet. Although the fire was put out, the cabinet and its wiring, which controls traffic signals, were destroyed.
The intersection temporarily became a four-way stop, causing significant backups during rush hour.
Over the weekend, Vancouver Public Works crews installed a new signal cabinet, along with traffic detection cameras.