The traffic light on Main Street in downtown Russell Springs has been removed. State transportation crews removed the signal light around 8:30 last evening after the light was apparently struck yesterday afternoon by a log truck and became inoperable. WJRS NEWS was on the scene last night and took these photos just as transportation employees completed the removal. Huge stop signs were erected in all four directions.
Russell Springs Mayor Eddie Thomas will join Sean at Dawn Morning Show at 8 o’clock Thursday morning to discuss further. The press release from the Somerset office of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet which was received shortly before 10:00 p.m. last night is below
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet • District 8
Traffic Signal at KY 430 and KY 379 Intersection in Russell County Inoperative Due to Emergency Repairs
All-Way stop installed
SOMERSET, Ky. (July 29, 2020) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 Office advises motorists that the traffic signal at the intersection of KY 430 and KY 379 (Main Street) in Russell Springs is currently inoperative due to emergency repairs.
A traffic crash earlier this evening resulted in extensive damages to the signal.
Crews have installed an all-way stop at the intersection that will remain in place until all repairs have been made to the traffic signal.
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