County blames copper thieves for broken street lights
A concerned viewer contacted Action News, frustrated over a lack of street lighting in the northwest part of the Valley.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A concerned viewer contacted Action News, frustrated over a lack of street lighting in the northwest part of the Valley.
He said there's a lot of traffic going through the area and it's an accident waiting to happen.
The problem area is on a stretch of the 215, between U.S. 95 and Durango Drive.
A Clark County Spokesperson sent us the following statement:
"Unfortunately, thieves stole the street-light wiring from this area. This crime created an untenable situation on the road at night, and will cost taxpayers thousands of dollars to repair. Due to the high-cost to repair this and other areas struck by wire thieves, the county was required to follow purchasing laws that made this process take longer than we would like. Now that we have a repair contract in place, workers will begin repairing any outage within a week of it being reported to us."