Key George Town traffic light system falls down

| 10/01/2018 | 26 Comments
Cayman News Service

A traffic light fell down Wednesday morning, 10 Jan 2018

(CNS): The traffic lights that stretch across the junction of Smith Road and Huldah Avenue-Bobby Thompson Way crashed into the road on Wednesday morning, causing traffic congestion in the area. It was described by officials at the scene as a mechanical failure but it’s not clear what brought down the entire system just before lunch. Police arrived to direct traffic soon after, as CUC and NRA crews worked to re-erect and fix the lights.

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  1. West bay Premier says:

    I hope that the Government see how dangerous this kind of work is .
    Just imagine if a car was traveling at say 40mph and that arm came down and landed in the windshield of the car and 4 people were in the car . I have my doubts that there would have been any survivors .

    I think that the NRA should really know the reasons why that traffic light came down, and re -inspect all lights for any defective work before it’s too late .

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  2. Anonymous says:

    The basic concept of regular maintenance seems alien to some of our govt. entities and statutory bodies. And the concept of preventative maintenance exists in a completely different dimension . Keep running things to failure and this is what you get.

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  3. Sabotage says:

    Infrastructure fees are now badly need it is time Cayman someone pay it before Cayman becomes another fail state and falls into disrepair like the rest of the Caribbean. Work permit fees permanent residency and status fees and vehicle & driver licences for all those who wish to drive on our roads and dump garbage in our dump. This so called UNITY government needs to step up to Save Cayman.

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    • Anonymous says:

      There would be plenty of money for “free medical”, parkland and infrastructure, if there wasn’t as much theft and negligence.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Just who are the thieves? I thought they we all in prison. and no one on this island is ever convicted of negligence. The money you seek must be going to a different class of people.

    • Anonymous says:

      Don’t tax you, dont tax me, tax the man behind that tree.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    What do you expect, purchase it install it and wait till it fall apart or break down. Just like all of the other department(s) equipment/assets. Then start the purchasing process again. Not there money $$$ so who cares. Scheduled maintenance please and hold everyone responsible accountable. Was that not the key word (accountable) in Government a couple of years ago. Aaaaa well who cares?? wasn me, not my job, ha ha.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Great workmanship. Good think it didn’t land on someone’s head.

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  6. Big Dubbya says:

    Infrastructure crumbling down around us now how third worldish this place is becoming we are not changing those that have arrive here but they are destroying this little place .Time has come to take steps to stop this immigration foolishness by this so called unity government we need to start limiting our population and charging those who want to reside here and infrastructure fee

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    • Anonymous says:

      Lmao! This was almost poetic they way you somehow managed to blame a falling traffic light on expats. Kudos

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      • Sucka Free Cayman says:

        The Garbage now traffic lights what else do you need to fail before we the people of this ya island take these matters in hand “Kudos” you are right no free rides in your homelands why should you come here and expect it here????

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      • Tut alors!. says:

        Perhaps a vehicle inspector was road testing in the area.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Longest Ive ever seen. Always thought that cant be good if its windy.

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  8. Anonymous says:

    Just another mystery for those who know everything.

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  9. West bay Premier says:

    A simple northwester did that , I can’t imagine what a hurricane would have done . I suppose that the installation cost was about 50 thousand dollars too .

  10. RT says:

    I blame the tsunami

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  11. Anonymous says:

    When I sayyyyssss stop I meansssss stop.

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  12. Anonymous says:

    I heard they implanted a blue pill at the base at she perked right back up.

    Good ol’ modern technology.

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  13. Anonymous says:

    I’ve often worried that those long arms holding the lights would fall down as they’re only supported at one end. Thank god nobody was under it when it fell. Maybe it’s time for all traffic lights to be checked out.

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    • Anonymous says:

      If that is all you worry about, you need to get out more.

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    • West bay Premier says:

      That’s only when the work is done half a$$ that you should worry about those long arms . In the US those Traffic light arms don’t come down in ordinary weather conditions .

      From what I have been reading about this Traffic light coming down , it sounds like the NRA has and is doing a lot of temporary work and calling it done .

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