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Indian River County removing traffic lights suspended by wires ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Posted at 6:58 AM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 07:00:49-04

VERO BEACH, Fla. — The Indian River County Public Works Department will be out Thursday morning removing traffic signals that are suspended from wire systems to prevent them from becoming projectiles during strong winds if Hurricane Dorian impacts the area.

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The county says at least one signal head will stay in place for each direction of the intersection. Crews will reinstall the signals as a soon as possible after tropical storm winds have subsided.

They are cautioning drivers to pay extra attention and drive carefully through those intersections.

If you have any question about Hurricane Dorian, Indian River County’s Emergency Information Center activated a hotline, 772-226-4000, you can call starting Thursday at 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.