If a traffic light starts flashing red in both directions, treat it either as a green light or as an indication you should stop and not continue until the four cars immediately behind you are all honking madly. By no means should you treat it as a four-way stop.
If the new traffic lights that have just been installed are not yet operational and have burlap sacking (or whatever it is) tied over the light assemblies, treat them cautiously as if they were a Yield sign, and slow down or, for preference, come to an unexpected full stop. By no means should you act as if they didn't exist and continue driving as normal.
If the new traffic lights are set to flashing yellow one way and flashing red the other, treat the entire intersection as if it's a four-way stop.
I have to go back through this intersection in twenty minutes as I run errands. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to stop myself from punching a few drivers. Cannot wait until it starts operating normally.
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