Nudity prohibited at Goombay
In advance of the Goombay Festival, the annual Caribbean-influenced street party that begins Friday on Petronia Street, the Key West Police Department has announced a reminder that "nudity of any kind is absolutely prohibited" during the event.
"Male and female genitalia must not be exposed at any time, and female breasts must be covered at all times," spokeswoman Alyson Crean said in a prepared statement.
During Goombay, the anti-nudity law extends to body painting of female breasts, the police said.
Set in the heart of Bahama Village, Goombay centers around Petronia Street. The main stage is at Emma and Petronia streets.
New Town intersection closed
City officials announced this week that the intersection of 14th Street and Duck Avenue will be closed today through Nov. 26.
Access to Poinciana Elementary School will be from Kennedy Drive. Access to George Mira football field will be from the Flagler Avenue walkway or the Poinciana School parking lot on Kennedy Drive. Access to the soccer field behind Poinciana Elementary will be from the Kennedy Drive parking lot.
The project is due for completion by December.
Palm Avenue bridge also remains closed for roadwork at night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday.
New Town power outage
At 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, city of Key West contractors struck one of the cables that anchor power poles to the ground on a pole near 14th Street and Northside Drive.
The cable became entangled with electrical facilities, resulting in an outage to approximately 700 New Town residents in Key West.
Keys Energy crews were dispatched to repair the damage and power was restored to all customers by 8:52 a.m., according to a press release from Keysd Energy spokesman Julio Barroso.