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Why don't we use Florida's greatest resource to power traffic lights?

(WPEC)

Anyone who drove around after Hurricane Irma knows firsthand the nightmare the lack of power caused at intersections across the area.

It was a frightening drive that could have been avoided with one simple fix.

CBS12 Investigates traveled across the state and found a company that powers traffic lights with Florida's greatest resource - the sun.

"There's no reason that you can't easily add solar power back-up to any intersection in the U.S. or around the world," said Scott Fitchet with Industrial Traffic Solutions.

So, why isn't the county using this technology?

Our report is getting results.

Watch CBS 12 Investigates solar powered traffic lights Friday night at 11 after the premiere of Blue Bloods.

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