UPDATE: Accident causes traffic light outage

UPDATE: Accident causes traffic light outage

UPDATE — 10:40 a.m. January 4th, 2016 (EST)

More information has been released about the accident that took a traffic light in Gladstone offline Sunday.

Gladstone Public Safety officers say the incident happened around 11:15 a.m. Sunday morning. Police say 38-year-old Jesse Herman of Escanaba was attempting to turn left onto South Hill Road from the westbound lane of US-2/41 when he failed to yield to an eastbound vehicle driven by 39-year-old Rock resident Kevin Loosa. Both vehicles sustained damage, but no injuries were reported.

Loosa’s vehicle was knocked into the traffic light control box, completely destroying the box and causing the traffic lights to go dark. MDOT officials were contacted, and they are working to repair and replace the damaged equipment as quickly as possible. The light is expected to be dark for several days.

GLADSTONE — An accident just before noon on Sunday has left a traffic light on a major highway in Delta County out of commission.

Delta County Central Dispatch reports that the light at the intersection of US–2 and 41 and South Hill Road in Gladstone will potentially be out for several days.

Gladstone Public Safety reported via social media that the controller that cycles the lights was destroyed in the accident.

Temporary stop signs have been put out at South Hill Road, with US–2 and 41 traffic being given the right of way. Drivers are urged to use caution at the intersection.

We will have more information as it becomes available.