Multiple officers from the Wilmington Police Department were called to the streets to help direct traffic Wednesday morning. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -
Traffic normally flows smoothly through the Wilmington city streets, but when the power went out on Shipyard Boulevard Wednesday morning, some Port City drivers were faced with a tough situation.
Several busy intersections were completely out of power resulting in inactive stop lights.
Multiple officers from the Wilmington Police Department were called to the streets to help direct traffic. One of those officers was Lieutenant Blanton.
"When you approach an intersection and all the lights are out, you just treat it as a four-way stop," Blanton explained.
Blanton also warned about the hazardous situation of multiple vehicles approaching the intersection at the same time. The lieutenant explained that whichever vehicle is positioned on the right has the right of way.
He warned that if other drivers are breaking the rules of the road, that one should use caution.
"Slow down your normal speeds in situations like that and proceed very safely and cautiously," Blanton said.
Power was restored to Shipyard Boulevard within a few hours Wednesday morning.