A malfunctioning traffic light caused some traffic diversions but no major problems at the intersection of Church Road and Hooper Avenue on Saturday night, police said.
The signal began cycling improperly, not holding its pattern for the correct length of time, Toms River police said.
As a result, they set up the diversion, preventing traffic from making left turns onto Hooper Avenue. Cars approaching Hooper from Church Road were forced to turn right and go south on Hooper, while those coming from Kettle Creek Road -- what Church becomes when it crosses Hooper -- were forced to turn right and head north on Hooper into Brick.
An Ocean County road crew was on scene by 9 p.m. repairing the faulty signal and traffic was expected to return to its normal patterns fairly quickly.
It is unknown what caused the signal to malfunction.