Light pole falls on road

Update at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday

A traffic light pole fell onto the road at the intersection of Smith Road and Huldah Avenue Wednesday morning.

As of around 2 p.m., the lights at the intersection were not functioning and the fallen pole had been removed. Police officers were directing traffic through the area.

National Roads Authority Works Manager Brian Chin Yee told the Compass that temporary replacement lights would be installed and his staff was working to make sure that the traffic lights would be fully functional as soon as possible. The lights will be operational by the end of the day, he said.

The fallen pole will be reinstalled in about a week, Mr. Chin Yee said. He said the pole fell because of a “mechanical failure,” but declined to elaborate further.

Original story:

A traffic light pole fell onto the road at the intersection of Smith Road and Huldah Avenue Wednesday morning.

National Roads Authority workers were at the scene around 11:30 a.m., and a police officer directed traffic through the intersection.

According to the officer, the pole fell on its own.

1 COMMENT

  1. According to the Officer the pole fell on it’s own . How dangerous if those poles can fall on it’s own . What kind of work was done on the installation that those can fall on their own ? Just imagine if a car was traveling through that light doing 40mph and that pole came down and went into the windshield of that car with 4 People in the car , I doubt that there would have been any survivors , and what a Law suite that the Government would have on their hands .
    I would think that NRA better find out the true cause of why that pole came down on it’s own before it’s too late. And fix the problem with all the others .