Vancouver repairs traffic lights at intersection

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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.