For a while, several signals were out on East Madison St. In Seattle, famous for it's polite citizenry, this does not mean that everyone does a 4-way stop. Those of us who were brought up roght and stopped at the malfunctioning signals were getting honked at. Very sad.
Later I found out what caused the power outage. A painter fell from a 40-foot Genie-lift and hit a 26000-volt power line with his head. Broke the wire, putting 3800 homes out of power. Got killed on the way down. Very very sad.
Hey, Seattle? Can we make a four-way stop for a dead guy today?