Sporadic traffic troubles slow morning commute

Morning commuters may have to dodge fallen trees, negotiate malfunctioning traffic signals and detour around downed utility lines.

The strong storms that blew threw Middle Georgia at about 3 a.m. is blamed for scattered problems on local roads.

A tree was down on power lines on Donald Drive in Warner Robins and the traffic lights were out at the intersection of Houston Lake and Corder roads.

In Houston County, the traffic signal light is also malfunctioning at the intersection of Ga. 247 and Ga. 96, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

If a traffic light is not working, motorists should treat the intersection as a full stop unless a public safety officer is directing traffic.

Trees were also reported down earlier this morning on Ga. 212 in Baldwin County and along Ga. 22.