City officials are looking into why local traffic lights have been damaged after being hit by vehicles of late, and if any adjustments need to be made.

“It’s very unusual,” said Arab Police Chief Ed Ralston. “We’ve had traffic lights struck by vehicles five times in the last six months or so.”

During the work session of the Arab City Council meeting last week, Ralston said one light on Main Street was raised after being struck and another light on U.S. 231 at Sundown Drive was to be measured this week.

“One of the poles is leaning so we’ve got to have that looked into,” he said.

But, he said the light on 231 at Northgate Drive that has been struck twice was measured recently and is well above the minimum required.

“We’ve had a lowboy truck hauling two dump trucks hit a light and a car hauler carrying trucks hit another,” he said.

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