Since Monday, passersby and vehicular traffic may have noticed the traffic signal at the corner of North and Linden in Pittsfield has been flashing yellow.

That issue should be resolved on Wednesday.

Usually a city contractor can handle the fix; however, in this situation, the manufacturer had to be called, according to Commissioner of Public Services and Utilities Ricardo Morales.

It's a bit unusual. Contractors are pretty well versed in what they do, so when that happened that's when we called the manufacturer and had them scheduled to come in and basically they fabricate that piece of equipment so they can do a deep dive into and fix the problem -Ricardo Morales via

Morales is imploring vehicular traffic to treat the flashing as a stop sign. Stop, and proceed when safe to do so.

In fact, most people forget that a yellow light actually means stop if safe to do so, not speed up to beat the red light.

yellow signal light warns you that the red signal is about to appear. When you see the yellow light, you should stop, if you can do so safely. If you can't stop, look out for vehicles that may enter the intersection when the light changes.

Morales said that a police detail would be needed at the busy intersection when the manufacturer fixes the problem which should take "a few hours".

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