Palm Beach Gardens reported no serious accidents or significant damage from Hurricane Matthew, but non-functioning traffic lights made driving dicey in some places.
Here’s where the traffic signals weren’t working:
PGA Boulevard & Military Trail: Proceed with extreme caution. Signals in all directions were dark. People were still going the usual speed and honking.
Jog Road & PGA Boulevard: The light on southbound Jog Road and PGA Boulevard wasn’t working, making it tricky to safely get out or across PGA Boulevard.
Garden Lakes Drive & Military Trail: It’s tricky to get onto this road leading into the northern end of the Garden Square Shoppes or the homes behind it.
Northlake Boulevard & Keating Drive: The traffic lights near the I-95 interchange weren’t working, and Palm Beach Gardens Police had orange traffic cones set up in the road to try to slow people down.
The lights on Donald Ross Road, which tend to stop working during major thunderstorms, were functional Friday morning.
During a traffic signal outage, drivers should act as if it’s a four-way stop, meaning the first vehicle to stop should proceed first. If two drivers get to the intersection at the same time, the one on the left should yield to the one on the right.
For additional guidance, read this.