West Bay power to be out for rest of day to repair damage from car accident

Police warned of traffic delays as they investigate the accident Tuesday morning. - Photo: Norma Connolly

UPDATED: CUC says it had restored power to most of West Bay by 5 p.m.


ORIGINAL: A one-car accident early Tuesday morning closed West Bay Road near Cemetery Beach and damaged a concrete utility pole. Police say one person is in the hospital with serious injuries.

The Caribbean Utilities Company said power will have to be cut for at least eight hours starting at 11 a.m. for most of West Bay, including everywhere north of the West Bay Fire Station and Cemetery Beach.

Police warn of traffic delays in the area as they investigate the accident and crews repair a utility pole. CUC spokesman Neil Murray said the pole had a major transmission and distribution line attached.

“That is major work,” he said. “Those lines are the largest we have.”

He asked that drivers avoid the area if at all possible while crews are working on West Bay Road.

Emergency services took one person to Cayman Islands Hospital where, police say, he is being treated for serious injuries.

A utility pole was leaning at a precarious angle over the road, which police had closed off while a CUC crew assessed the scene Tuesday morning.

Police closed off the road at either side of the accident and traffic ‎was being diverted through Ernest Jackson Drive and Cemetery Drive.

The damaged car remained at the site at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Several businesses and government offices will be closed in West Bay during the outage today.

Closures:

Grace Christian Academy

Sunrise Adult Training Center

Department of Vehicle and Driver’s Licensing’s West Bay office

To report closures please call the Cayman Compass at 815-0045.

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