Brac smash cuts power island-wide

| 29/10/2020 | 18 Comments
Cayman News Service
Faith Hospital, Cayman Brac

(CNS): A driver on Cayman Brac is recovering from serious injuries at Faith Hospital after an early morning collision with a light pole on Thursday. Police said they are now investigating the single-vehicle crash, which happened at about 12:15am near to Tibbetts Turn and Watering Place, when a white Honda CRV brought down power lines and caused an island-wide power outage for three hours.

The injured man is said to have serious but non-life-threatening injuries and remains in the hospital in stable condition undergoing treatment.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Better one runs in to a light pole than a liquor store.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Praying that the person has a speedy recovery! But on another note the Brac’s electricity infrastructure needs major upgrading especially if one crash caused an island wide black out.

    • Anon says:

      Yes 1:21. We heard in GC that you need upgrading not only on your infrastructure but in your office in terms of who is running the show over there. No fixing of those wires like Arlen Reid used to do. Could someone please get those lines worked on so you do not have pole fires every five minutes? Will someone at Brac Power and Light please address this issue? CNN could you please ask about this?

      • Anonymous says:

        Mhhmmm and this is exactly why Brac power infrastructure is shit because you completely dismissed my comment and pulled the old “yeah but you got problems too” card.

      • Anonymous says:

        Why all the haters for Brac Power & Light? Everyone knows that the manager opened up a new shoppe and obviously he has to dedicate some time to keep it operating.

        Brac Power & Light has a very good, responsive staff and the manager is an approachable person who tries to work out solutions in a timely manner.

        Sure you can look at the old power plant property and the newer plant property on the bluff and see that there is some work to be done.

        Sure you can drive around the island and see that some older light poles need to be replaced and older street lighting could be upgraded.

        Am sure that the manager and board of Brac Power & Light know that there are some issues to work on.

        If my memory is correct, isn’t the MLA for Brac West/Little Cayman on the board?

        • Anonymous says:

          CBP&L appear to be proactive, in that they wash the salt off the transformers. Do they do that in Grand Cayman? It matters. I tell you, when Henry finally retires, we might be screwed, because he is on it no matter what “it” is. His son, Ryan, is as skilled and dedicated, and we on the Brac are very blessed to have them both.

        • Anonymous says:

          Certain people are jealous of the manager. That’s all. Bad minded people stirring up trouble.

      • Anonymous says:

        “Pole fires every five minutes”?? Not even close. You apparently have an axe to grind. Mr. Arlen did a great job for his time. We even named a road for him. I had personal experience with him and found him to be qualified and affable, however he wasn’t an electrical god, as you are inferring.

        I live on the Brac. I think most of our electrical issues relate to elderly transformers and a diesel generator purchased overseas that is unmatched to our needs.

    • Anonymous says:

      It was about 5 hours for those east of the accident. Those on the West End had about an hour of outage. I don’t know this to be true, but I suspect when these things happen, the power is killed to provide safety to the CBP&L folk.

  3. Anonymous says:

    It was 5 hours for Spot Bay.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Damn lightpoles jumping out in front of people again instead of using the pedestrian crossing

  5. Anonymous says:

    I hope young people will learn and stop speeding, so sad, hope the young nan is ok

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