Commuters traveling east on the Bay Bridge on Wednesday evening were treated to an impromptu light show of sorts, as drivers witnessed the lights of a tower on the eastern span pulsing on and off.
The flickering lights were noticed as early as 6 p.m. and continued as various videos began circulating on social media, leaving many to wonder what was causing the issue. (See footage of the flashing lights in the video above.)
As it turns out, the flashing lights is due to an electrical issue, CHP confirmed to SFGATE, and Caltrans was notified of the problem and is working on it.
It wasn’t known whether the light issue was caused by the weather, Caltrans told NBC Bay Area.
We’ve reached out to Caltrans for more information and will update should we hear back.
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