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For Immediate Release: Sunday, November 27, 2022

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is reporting that approximately 125 traffic signal lights are without power as of 11:15 p.m. tonight, Sunday, Nov. 27. The outage is the result of a crash involving a small plane into electrical transmission lines near Goshen Road and Rothbury Road in Gaithersburg at about 6 p.m. today. Additional signals are expected to stop functioning as their battery backup units are depleted.

Maryland law requires motorists to treat non-functioning traffic signals as an all-way stop.  Drivers should only proceed into the intersection when it is clear and safe.

Emergency responders are not sure when power will be fully restored.

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Release ID: 22-593
Media Contact: Barry Hudson 240-300-7348
Categories: Transportation