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New Flashing Lights Slow Down Traffic Near Missoula Schools

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Yellow flashing lights can now be seen in front of two Missoula elementary schools to try and slow down traffic. The double flashing beacons, are on South Higgins Avenue near Paxson school, and Rattlesnake Drive, approaching Rattlesnake School.

The signs are designed to help inform drivers of the reduced speed limit near the schools. The city worked to get the signs since parents voiced their concerns last spring.

"Paxson's a great school, and I'm glad they put the lights out, because I actually noticed as I'm driving, it alerts me to the upcoming crosswalk, and it actually does make me slow down a little bit," said Kari Link, whose son is in kindergarten at Paxson.

The Montana Department of Transportation bought the lights for the city through a safety program. The lights flash at designated times throughout the week, and will not operate on weekends, summers or holidays.

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