What to do if the traffic light is out

Hurricane Central

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – While officials in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas prepare for the worst of Hurricane Florence, wide-spread power outages are expected. Traffic lights will likely be included in any outages along the Grand Strand, so officials are reminding drivers of what to do when traffic signals are not working properly.

No lights mean the intersection should be treated as a four-way stop. Flashing red signals should be treated as a stop sign. Lights flashing yellow serve as cautionary lights and drivers should only proceed when traffic permits.

Residents experiencing a power outage can report the issue to the below utility companies:

  • Santee Cooper 888.769.7688
  • Horry Electric 843.369.2212
  • Dike Energy 800.769.3766

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