‘What was that?’ Officers blocking Sprague and 19th

There are five Tacoma police cars blocking 19th and Sprague.”

The patrol cars about 3 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of South 19th Street and South Sprague Avenue were helping direct traffic, because the signal there stopped working, police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said.

Police noticed the malfunctioning light during a traffic stop there, and officers stayed to help while waiting for crews to fix the light, she said.