Emergency Status
Apr 07

Driving safely during a power outage

We have had reports of multiple crashes at intersections around Boulder County. With many areas still without power, we encourage everyone to slow down and drive cautiously, especially as you may encounter an intersection with the traffic lights out.

If the traffic light is dark, treat the intersection just like you would a four-way stop. Yield to the right when other drivers arrive at the intersection at the same time. When you’re in a situation where four cars, coming from four different directions, all arrive at the same time, the first one to come to a complete stop should go first. After that, you again yield to the right. All the cars will then safely be able to proceed, in a counterclockwise rotation.