Last night, a power surge messed up traffic lights in Manhattan. The Traffic Management Center in Queens had been on back-up generators, but the surge occured when things were switched back to normal power according to the Post. While outages were on the Upper East Side, in Midtown, and on the Bowery, Gothamist can testify to funky traffic lights all over downtown much later at night. Most people know that when a red light turns green, usually then next block's red light will turn green next. However last night, the later block would turn green while the light at the block one would currently be at would stay red. The taxi drivers were not happy campers last night.