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Commute Challenge – Light Control Box Disabled on Main and More…

Photo: Discover Ferndale
collision with a traffic control system box on main street 2015-08-06
Photo: Discover Ferndale

UPDATE 6:30pm
A work crew from the City of Bellingham is reported to be in route to repair the damaged signal box and restore the signals.

Original story 4:45pm:
A vehicle collided with and disabled the traffic signals on Main Street at the intersection by Samuels and Walgreens (at the unnamed street). The dark intersection should have been treated as a four-way stop but what was witnessed as traffic, several cars at a time, flowed through the intersection without yielding.

Traffic became backed up for blocks until it reached onto the freeway. This continued happening until a Ferndale Police officer working at the accident scene was freed up to be able to direct traffic.

Additional aspects to your commute today,

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    • an accident on I-5 northbound just past the Bakerview interchange has traffic backed up
    • Portal Way is taking a lot of the Main Street overflow (given expected delays on Slater Road) and as a result is getting backed up
    • Brown Road is closed between Malloy and Portal Way making a right turn off the I-5 Portal Way exit less attractive

 

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