Route 54 lights working again
MOUNT CARMEL TOWNSHIP - Police chief Brian Hollenbush reported Tuesday the traffic lights at the intersection of Route 54 and Brennan's Farm Road have been repaired.
Hollenbush said repair crews from TRA Electric, Watsontown, worked throughout the day Tuesday to replace the panel that operates the traffic lights. The chief said the light was placed back in service at 3:45 p.m.
Following several recent accidents at that site, an investigation showed a lightning storm Aug. 27 destroyed the panel, and the earliest it could be repaired was Tuesday.
Over the weekend, the traffic light on Brennan's Farm Road/Locust Gap Highway, running from Den Mar Gardens to Mount Carmel, flashed red, and lights directing traffic along Route 54 flashed yellow. During the time of malfunction, township police also put up temporary stop signs.