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Damaged cables blind 46 cameras for viewing traffic

City officials are blaming copper thieves for severing the lines at two sites

By Marcel Honoré

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 08, 2013

~~<p>About 46 traffic cameras have been knocked off&shy;line at streets and highways across Oahu and will likely stay that way for up to 30 days, city officials say, after they found two pipes containing fiber-optic cable severed and damaged Monday.</p>
<p>Copper thieves are believed responsible for the vandalism, although there was no copper to be stolen at the two sites, city Department of Transportation Services Director Mike Formby said Thursday.</p>
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About 46 traffic cameras have been knocked off­line at streets and highways across Oahu and will likely stay that way for up to 30 days, city officials say, after they found two pipes containing fiber-optic cable severed and damaged Monday.

Copper thieves are believed responsible for the vandalism, although there was no copper to be stolen at the two sites, city Department of Transportation Services Director Mike Formby said Thursday. Login for more...



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