A traffic-light pole fell onto the road at the intersection of Smith Road and Huldah Avenue Wednesday morning.
By 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 Cayman 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.
He said he anticipated that the lights would be operational by the end of the day Wednesday.
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.