A traffic light that stood at the corner of Sæbraut and Holtavegur has been stolen, and police have no viable leads.
The traffic light didn’t hang from a wire over the street, but rather sat on top of a pole on the western side of the intersection, facing Holtavegur. According to Morgunblaðið, the city has filed a theft report with police and anyone who has any information that the police could find useful in this case are asked to contact them.
Iceland does not have a large supply of traffic lights at the ready in the event of damage or theft. Each traffic light costs half a million ISK and needs to be specially ordered from abroad. It can take several weeks to replace one.
This is actually the second time a traffic light has been stolen in Reykjavík. The previous time, the traffic light was stolen in November but then returned shortly thereafter, with no explanations or clues as to who stole it in the first place or why.
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