Burst pipe causes rush hour jam

A burst pipe in Cayman’s waterline left Grand Harbour businesses without water early Wednesday morning and left commuters with traffic headaches. 

Motorists traveling east on Shamrock Road were diverted through the Hurley’s car park in Grand Harbor as a Water Authority-Cayman crew carried out repairs on the broken line. 

At 8:30 a.m., the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service issued an alert to drivers about the repair work and urged motorists to drive with caution since water was flowing across both sides of the road.  

The Water Authority restored water to the nearby businesses at 11:30 a.m.  

The eastbound section of the road, however, remained closed throughout Wednesday morning and early afternoon as crews worked to repair the road that had been dug up to facilitate the water pipe repairs. 

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Water Authority-Cayman staff work to repair the damaged water pipe in Shamrock Road on Wednesday morning. – PHOTO: JEWEL LEVY

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A portion of Shamrock Road was closed for several hours on Wednesday while Water Authority-Cayman staff fixed a burst water main. – PHOTO: JEWEL LEVY
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