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Some streetlights in Pacific Beach have been out for months

Pacific Beach resident Kelly Smith additionally reported a lightweight out, “it’s at least two months. It might be longer.”

SAN DIEGO — When it involves streetlights, many residents in Pacific Beach are in the darkish – actually – about why so lots of them aren’t working. They’ve reported it a number of instances, however the lights are nonetheless out. It’s not only one mild right here, one other one there, it is total blocks. Residents say it’s leaving their neighborhood dangerously darkish.

“Reported it there, there, there, there…,” Brian Curry stated as he confirmed us a number of stories he is crammed out on the town’s Get It Done app, however nothing’s really getting completed.

Pacific Beach resident Kelly Smith additionally reported a lightweight out, “it’s at least two months. It might be longer.” When she seen others complaining about it on the Nextdoor web site, she determined to take a stroll and what she noticed, stunned her. 

“There’s lights out from Loring to Chalcedony. All the streets in between. From round Cass or Dawes to Gresham. So it is an enormous outage,” continued Smith.

Neighbors say not solely is it a security situation when strolling, but it surely’s additionally against the law situation. Dark streets make automotive break-ins simpler for crooks. So why aren’t the lights being fastened? A metropolis spokesperson tells News 8 that the town has a scarcity of electricians proper now, with about 50% of the positions vacant.

Dr. Jen Campbell is the world’s councilwoman and her employees says she is conscious of the issue. They additionally say fixing the lights is difficult as a result of they’re set-up very like Christmas lights, the place if one goes out, a number of go out, they usually have to determine out which mild is the issue.

Bottom line – nobody appears to know if, or when, the lights will ever get fastened forcing residents to take issues into their very own fingers. 

“A lot of us started putting our porch lights on at night when the lights are out here because we have to have some type of lighting,” Brian stated.

There is one avenue in the world the place the lights work, the 1400 block of Wilbur. The lights have been on Tuesday for a number of hours round lunchtime.

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