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Most vandalized Honolulu traffic cameras back online

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 06:12 a.m. HST, Nov 13, 2013

Most of the Honolulu traffic cameras  apparently vandalized by copper thieves are back online this morning.

The city said its electricians were able to splice fiber optic strands to allow camera images from Fort Weaver Road, Kaneohe, the H-1 freeway and Kamehameha Highway to once again be seen at the Traffic Management Center and online at http://www1.honolulu.gov/cameras/traffic.htm .

Those repairs were completed Tuesday, but two cameras along the airport viaduct are still down and cannot be fixed until the end of the month. Those cables need to be replaced, a city spokesman said.

The city believes thieves in search of copper wiring cut the cables in Kalihi and blacked out 24 traffic cameras in Kalihi and Kaneohe over the weekend.

The conduits carrying the cables are under the Middle Street bridge at Kamehameha Highway, and under H-1 freeway near Middle Street.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call the Honolulu Police Department.

The city initially estimated it could take up to 30 days to replace and repair the damaged cables at a cost of more than $10,000.

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mikethenovice wrote:
The heck with the 10,000 dollar fine. How about a sign hung around there neck walking around in Waikiki for a month like they do in China?
on November 13,2013 | 05:17AM
Pocho wrote:
no no no, lock em up and throw the key away
on November 13,2013 | 10:57AM
allie wrote:
public knows who did the vandalism
on November 13,2013 | 07:14AM
cojef wrote:
The article indicate that it will cost more than $10,000 to repair the damage!!!!!!
on November 13,2013 | 08:05AM
Pocho wrote:
mo betta hire me @ $30K a year and i'll make the rounds checking out the lines. In the long run that's only 3 repairs
on November 13,2013 | 10:58AM
shayarai wrote:
Let's give thanks and credit to the City electricians and crews for finding a way to make these repairs happen ahead of initial estimates. I rely on the traffic cams to plan my commute by bus and have been able to avoid some nasty traffic by waiting for a later bus or taking an alternate bus route.
on November 13,2013 | 11:13AM
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