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With traffic lights out, Puerto Ricans cope with road snarls

With traffic lights out, Puerto Ricans cope with road snarls Photo: AP.

October 05, 2017 03:54 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Vast stretches of Puerto Rico's capital remain without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria — including its traffic lights.

That's left San Juan a tangle of traffic jams and in some places what look like automotive games of chicken.

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At the largest intersections police have been deployed to direct traffic.

Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Thursday that power has been restored to 9 percent of customers. The government's hope is to have the power back on for a quarter of the island within a month's time, and for the entire U.S. territory of 3.4 million people by March.


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By MICHAEL MELIA

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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