Flickering lights in Detroit repaired

Associated Press

Detroit — A damaged circuit that caused nine new Detroit street lights to malfunction has been repaired.

The Public Lighting Authority says it was notified of flickering lights Monday night and crews determined Tuesday morning that a vehicle hit a pole, damaging the circuit.

The authority has installed nearly 40,000 new LED street lights across Detroit in the past year. Fewer than half of the city’s 88,000 streetlights were believed to be working before efforts began.

The authority’s CEO Odis Jones says in a statement: “We take all reports of outages and malfunctioning street lights very seriously.” Outages affecting new lights may be reported to the Public Lighting Authority.

Jones says: “Having an improved public infrastructure is a critical issue for Detroit, as it has plagued Detroiters for decades.”