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Traffic lights go dark at busy intersection in Muhlenberg

Published On: Apr 01 2014 11:03:12 AM EDT   Updated On: Apr 01 2014 11:49:04 AM EDT

Chad Blimline/69 News


A power outage slowed traffic through a busy stretch of Route 61 in Muhlenberg Township late Tuesday morning.

The outage caused the traffic lights at the intersection with Bellevue Avenue to stop working, creating a four-way stop. 

Fire police were dispatched to help guide traffic through the intersection while the lights remained out.


According to Met-Ed's website, 303 of the utility's customers in Muhlenberg Township were without power, including businesses in the area of Route 61 and Bellevue, until electricity was restored shortly before noon.

Met-Ed has not yet said what caused the outage.