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Stoplight Cable Snaps, Lifts Car Into The Air

By: Karen Morfitt Email
By: Karen Morfitt Email

Strong wind gusts may have played a role in snapping a cable that holds stoplights in place above the intersection of Highway 24 and Judge Orr Road. The broken cable damaged a car that happened to be passing through at an unlucky moment.

Suzan Scott says she and her sister were in the car at the time. When the cable hit, she says they thought the vehicle was going to flip over.

Witnesses say the car was lifted about 4 feet into the air.

"All of a sudden I heard a big crack! I saw the shadow of it, and I couldn't figure out what was going on,” said Scott. “I heard it crack and then I go: 'What in the world was that?'"

CDOT is repairing the cable, because Highway 24 is a state-operated roadway. They can't know for certain if wind played a role in breaking the cable, but say it is a likely factor.

State Patrol has told Scott that they can't help with damage to the car. 11 News is trying to contact CDOT to find out if they'll be able to assist.


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