12. Winnipeg buying waterproof covers to fix malfunctioning traffic lights
from Winnipeg Sun
Feb. 27, 2014:
Shortly after dozens of traffic lights malfunctioned due to moisture, city officials have announced plans to install waterproof gel covers on them to prevent it from happening again. Officials said the city has been experiencing an "unusual increase" in flashing traffic signals for the past several of years, specifically during heavy rain, snowstorms, and fast-rising temperatures during winter. The problem is excessive moisture around electrical components inside the signal poles are shorting out the lights.
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