CLINTON — The frigid temperatures can be blamed for one more thing in Clinton — delayed work on a traffic signal.
The traffic signal is not working at the intersection of Sixth Avenue South and South Second Street. City Engineer Jason Craft said Tuesday a bad underground wire contributed to the stoppage of the lights.
Craft estimated the wire had been in place for approximately 40 years.
Fixing the wire won’t occur until likely the end of March, Craft said, because the frost on the ground will not allow workers to reach the wire.
Once the work begins by Leslie Electric, it shouldn’t last more than a few days.
Craft said he hasn’t heard of any traffic issues since the lights went out.
For now, a four-way stop sign is in place at the intersection.