An alarmed citizen filed a 311 report about a traffic signal on the Jamaicaway inbound at Perkins Street that crashed to the ground this afternoon.
UHub learned of this complaint from the filer, who reported:
This traffic light just fell over in a gust of wind this afternoon, missing pedestrians by just a few feet.
The bottom is rusted through.
Wonder if this is a problem with other traffic lights.
I was a little worked up about it, because it came down next to my daughter.
As you can see, the signal didn't abandon its job. In the photo, it's still showing a green light - to any passing birds or aircraft - and it even continued to cycle through the lights.