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No traffic control

Dear Editor:
I have been a citizen of Downey for the last 29 years and today (Dec. 20) I was disappointed by the Downey Police Department’s reckless behavior.
There was an accident on the corner of Firestone Boulevard and Stewart & Gray Road. All the traffic westbound was funneled south on Stewart & Gray with traffic backed up to the 605 Freeway.
Downey Police put a fire truck across Firestone Boulevard with no direction for traffic at all. They were congregating in groups of as much as four officers, having a good old time.
One of the officers could have done some minor traffic control. With northbound Stewart & Gray closed there was no need for traffic to be stopped waiting for the red light to change to green, with only a few cars making it through the light.
Alfonso Campos

Published: December 27, 2012 – Volume 11 – Issue 37

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