Clarifying The 'Media Myth' About What To Do At A Stoplight With No Power

Mar 10, 2017

Credit 89.1 WEMU

It’s been a rough week for a lot of people as we continue to pick up the pieces from what is now being called a “once-in-a-century weather event.”


Winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour left nearly a million people across Michigan without electricity, uprooted trees and brought down thousands of power lines.

With no power, many local traffic signals were not working, causing confusion for some drivers.

I spoke with Michigan State Police Public Information Officer Lieutenant Michael Shaw, and he sets the record straight.

Lieutenant Shaw says the best advice is to follow basic right-of-way laws and show courtesy to your fellow drivers.

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— Lisa Barry is a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU. Contact her at 734.487.3363, on twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her lbarryma@emich.edu