Streetlights in Durham community back on after months in the dark

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A Durham community's streetlights are back on after a call to the Troubleshooter (WTVD)

Streetlights serve multiple purposes-they light up the community and they act as a security measure at night. Residents in the Riverwalk Townhome Community in Durham tell me they felt uneasy and unsafe after several of their streetlights had been out for months.

President of the HOA Gerome Hodges says the last time he counted 7 streetlights were out. He said they filled out an online request for repair to Duke Energy in November.

"We have not had any action since then," he said.

Hodges said the community tried to be patient but two months later and the lights are still out.

"It's a dangerous situation. It's very dark back there, the residents complaining about the possibilities," Hodges said.

Tired of waiting, Hodges got in touch with me.

"We wanted to see if we could get some action done because it's been too long and they're not doing anything," he said.

I got in contact with Duke Energy and a crew tackled the issue. Now all the streetlights are shining brightly.

A rep with Duke Energy said the delay in repair was due to an issue with the underground cable. She thanks us for bringing this to their attention and added they understand the frustration the community members were having.

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