Traffic Lights Throughout City Are Malfunctioning

SoMa has numerous lights out that should be treated as four-way stops until fixed.

UPDATE, Tuesday, 2:48 p.m.: The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management announced at 2:23 p.m. that most of the malfunctioning lights were fixed, and that no further updates would be sent.


Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, beware — numerous traffic lights are malfunctioning citywide, says the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management on Tuesday.

The agency tweeted about the dysfunctional lights at 12:26 p.m. Tuesday and as reports of additional malfunctioning lights surface.

SoMa alone has a couple areas to be cautious of: between Sixth and Mission streets and 13th and Market streets, plus Folsom and Sixth streets down to Folsom and Hawthorne streets.

The Total Traffic and Weather Network also cautioned that lights were not working 19th Avenue and Ulloa Street in the Sunset.

Unless police officers are there to direct traffic, drivers are advised to treat an intersection without a functioning traffic light as a four-way stop. To report additional lights, call 311.

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