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Traffic warning crash

Traffic warning crash

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During a windstorm on October 30, 2011, we had gusts over 100 km/h. This traffic warning flashing lantern, which is usually suspended on a wire in the centre of an intersection crashed onto the street. It was moved safely out of the way, and weighted down with sand bags. However, it is still flashing at the base of the pole ! When I went by today, it is still flashing. It lost a couple of visors, and one lamp is burnt out, but all lenses are still intact.

During the windstorm, a neighbour of mine lost his chimney (it crashed into his driveway) and a couple of bucket lights lost their refractors. A number of trees were uprooted, and the seafood processing plant across the street from me had a couple of broken electricity poles.

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Location:On the ground instead of up in the air
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Application/Use:Traffic warning

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Nov 07, 2011 at 06:16 PM Author: nogden
Wow, that's a testament to how well those units are built!
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Nov 07, 2011 at 08:40 PM Author: don93s
Lol...still flashing. Sounds like a mess after that windstorm.
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Nov 07, 2011 at 09:01 PM Author: Al_M
Those traffic light bulbs can sure take a beating! I'm assuming it's incandescent?

Traffic signals & street lighting engineer. Please bring SOX/LPS back Downunder!!

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Nov 07, 2011 at 09:02 PM Author: sol
@AJMAustNZ Not sure, but I think they are.
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Nov 07, 2011 at 11:07 PM Author: icefoglights
In Louisiana, there was one of those near where I worked. There was a pulp mill nearby, and a few times during my stay, a truck with a high log stack would smash the light, breaking lenses, knocking hoods off, and knocking it out of alignment.

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Apr 16, 2014 at 09:43 AM Author: Fairlane500Skyliner
Wow, that is a durable light!
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Mainly the electrical side of things


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Mar 25, 2018 at 05:11 AM Author: sox35
I wouldn't want to be underneath that when it came down..!

Ria in Aberdeen
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