South Florida roads become unbearable as traffic lights remain dark

Drivers reminded to treat intersections as four-way stops

MIRAMAR, Fla. – Traffic across South Florida is not for the faint of heart on a normal day.

Add in a hurricane and it’s another story.

Drivers are supposed to treat any intersection without a working light as a four-way-stop, but that’s not always happening.

"Man, it’s really, really bad. It’s mostly at these lights where they don't have any lights working, but it’s pretty bad," a driver said.  

Another driver also noticed the lack of patience on the road.

"Right now, it’s really frustrating because you are driving and other cars aren't being patient, and you are. You see? All and all, there will be a brighter day," the driver said.

Nearly half of all traffic lights in Miami-Dade and Broward County are not working, but progress is being made.

At the county line on University Drive and Florida’s Turnpike, a generator was fired up Tuesday to get traffic lights back up. 

Power crews are working around the clock to get electricity back on along some of the busiest streets. 

That's not to say that some cities across South Florida aren't trying their best to keep the roads safe. 

In Miramar, a temporary traffic light has been put up on University Drive  just north of the Turnpike.