Power outage snarls traffic in Arcadia

ARCADIA — Police warned motorists to expect extra-heavy traffic in Arcadia Wednesday after a power outage disable traffic signals at two major intersections.
The traffic signals at the intersections of Huntington Drive and Santa Anita Avenue, as well as Huntington Drive and Santa Clara Street, were expected to remain out of service through at least noon, Arcadia police officials said in a written statement.
“Southern California Edison has reported that a SCE electrical component has failed, which resulted in an area power outage that includes these two major intersections,” police said in a written statement.
Officials predicted the repairs would take four to six hours to complete, however Arcadia public works officials were trying to use auxiliary power to get the signals operating again.
Police officers were helping with traffic control in the meantime.
To get around the mess, police suggested drivers use Foothill Boulevard for east or west travel, and Baldwin Avenue or Second Avenue for north or south travel.
Officials also reminded motorists that Colorado Boulevard is shut down between Santa Anita Avenue and San Antonio Road due to a pre-planned project.
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