There’s a fascinating and dangerous (and accidental) experiment going on at the intersection of McKinney Avenue and Olive Street. I was alerted to the issue by C. Troy Mathis on Twitter. Within five minutes of arriving on the scene, I witnessed a wreck.
Apparently, power was cut on the block, and the traffic signals at this intersection, as well as at Olive and Woodall Rodgers, failed. The Olive/Woodall signal is operating as it is supposed to, as blinking reds in both one-way directions. However, the Olive/McKinney intersection signal is frozen. On Olive, which is one-way northbound, it is a solid red. McKinney, which is two-way, is solid yellow in both directions. Troy mentioned that he called the cops only to hear that somebody would respond within 24 hours.