MISSOLA – Missoula Police are receiving multiple reports of malfunctioning traffic signals around Missoula due to a power outage.
MPD has received reports of malfunctioning traffic signals at the intersections of South and Higgins avenues, as well as on Brooks St. near the intersections of Oxford St. and Stephens Ave.
In a separate incident, police said they were setting up a perimeter in the area around the 2600 block of Queens Street due to downed power lines from a vehicle accident.
MPD in route to a collision in the 2600 block of Queen St. where it's reported a large truck has knocked down power lines. Please avoid the area, and follow any detours.
— Missoula Police Dept (@mpd_tweet) March 20, 2019
Northwestern Energy says that a power outage in the area affected about 3,348 customers, but that power has recently been restores to all but 149 customers until repairs are made.
Pole damage caused a 3348 customer outage in Missoula. Crews have restored most customer with 149 out until repairs are made. Thank you for your patience. ^NF
— NorthWestern Energy (@NWEinfo) March 20, 2019
This is a developing story.