Westmorland Stoplight

WESTMORLAND, Calif. – The city of Westmorland was incorporated in 1938, and this week, more than 75-years later, it’s getting its first stoplight. The light is getting installed in the corner of highway-86 and center street.

“We have thousands of RVs going out to Glamis and every day we have truckers coming up Forrester Road And Hwy 86 in the thousands,” said Mayor Larry Ritchie.

The project has been in the works for more than a decade, according to Ritchie, but after many meetings and traffic studies, state, county, and city officials gave the green light on the $1 million signal.

“We are getting on the map and this is just kind of saying to the whole world, ‘Yeah we are here and we are going to continue to grow’,” said Ritchie.

The stop light should be fully operational by Tuesday.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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