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Signal malfunction causes traffic problems

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It's been a traffic nightmare on the South Hill over the past several days. It's been a traffic nightmare on the South Hill over the past several days.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

It's been a traffic nightmare on the South Hill over the past several days. The traffic signal at 44th and Regal has been malfunctioning by servicing the pedestrian east and west which left north and south traffic on Regal waiting at the light through several cycles.

The City of Spokane Signal Department had crews on scene on Friday afternoon working to fix the problem. This was the second time they had been out after getting calls about it last week.

The type of signal at that intersection is a specialized audio one that is generally used for the blind.

Mike James with the City Signal Department says these signals are a little more complex to fix. "These particular ped buttons have their own controller unit and there's a glitch in the controller unit. It took a re-programming of that."

The problem should be resolved as of Friday afternoon. If not, James says to call the City Signal Department and report it.

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