Traffic lights can malfunction for several reasons: power outage, lighting strikes, or system issues. When there is a problem, the lights usually flash red in all directions. This is the signal to treat the intersection as a four-way stop; stop, and then proceed through the intersection when it is safe to do so, in order of arrival at the intersection.
Town of Cochrane traffic signals always flash after 11:00 p.m., but not because of malfunction. Between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., lights on main roads flash amber; motorists should slow down and proceed with caution. Feeder road flash red and should be treated as stop signs.
If a traffic light on Highway 22 or 1A is flashing, please call the provincial 24 hour trouble line at 1-888-VSROADS (877-6237). To report problems with traffic lights in Cochrane, not on one of the highways, please call 851-2590 and follow the prompt to reach the appropriate division.