This video appears to have the wrong date. The New Zealand Herald reports the power was lost at 4:30 PM, Monday the 25th of 2010. Doesn't change a thing about the content, though.
The left side of the video shows rush hour traffic with no lights, the right side is the next day, after power was restored.
During the Pepco outage in early July 2012, the bright spot was my daily commute up and down Connecticut Ave. It was never so smooth as when all of the traffic light were out. It only got crazy when they sent cops out to "direct" traffic.
As a side note, I love the music. It is called Phase Dub, by King Dubby.
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