Strobing LED lights on Kell Blvd caused by electrical short

Strobing LED lights on Kell Blvd caused by electrical short

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - City Officials say it’s just a coincidence that a wire short circuited, causing new LED lights on Kell Boulevard to flash or strobe just a day after the lighting was installed.

A contractor replaced the old high pressure sodium lighting along Kell with LED lights Monday. Sometime on Tuesday, the lights started to flash or strobe, according to Wichita Falls Public Information Officer Eric Crosslin.

“The City of Wichita Falls Traffic Control Division is working with the contractor and TxDOT to correct the problem,” Crosslin said in a press release. “TxDOT has requested that the city disconnect the lights until the short(s) are repaired.”

The city blames an abundance of moisture over the last eight months, saying it caused corrosion to the point the wires shorted out.

Traffic Control staff is inspecting the electrical cables to find the full extent of the damage, and make repairs. The lights on the affected section of roadway will remain dark until the problem is fixed.

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