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LED traffic lights not hot enough to melt snow in Winnipeg


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 1:16 PM - The City of Winnipeg, Manitoba has been replacing the bulbs in traffic signals with LED lights.

That's great news for the environment, but it's causing a problem for some motorists.

LED lights don't get hot enough to melt snow or ice, and that can be a problem in a city that sees an average of 100.6 cm of snow annually.

Last week's blast of winter weather left streets -- and street lights -- covered in snow. Some traffic signals were completely covered.

Crews were deployed to clear the snow from the bulbs, an effort that continued into the weekend.

If you come across an intersection where the traffic lights are covered with snow, officials recommend treating it like a four-way stop.

VIDEO: HERE'S WHAT THE WEATHER WAS LIKE IN WINNIPEG LAST WEEK | FORECAST | NOVEMBER 2, 2017:



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