Traffic signals back to normal in Minneapolis after computer failure

A backup system was used to control about 700 city intersections during the outage, but the signals were on timers rather than changing with the flow of traffic.
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A backup system was used to control about 700 city intersections during the outage, but the signals were on timers rather than changing with the flow of traffic.

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