“Today Mother Nature did a number on the electrical system and the morning commute,” read the midday social media post. “At one point, traffic lights went out along one of the city’s main thoroughfares, causing a huge build-up (of traffic).
“Look at this short video for some simple, easy-to-remember safety tips when driving in bad weather.”
Key points to remember: Slow down, use your headlights, don’t drive around a road closure, and certainly never drive through standing water or on a road with large debris or downed power or power lines.
Intersections with inoperative signals should be treated as four-way stops.