We reported last week on increasing street light outages in the North End especially on Hanover Street. Unfortunately, the situation has deteriorated further. Extended sections of Hanover Street are now without street lights and there are several outages on Prince Street among other locations. There is one bright spot, however, as the new acorn lights on Salem Street are working fine! That good news does not extend to the Prado where the Christmas tree has been dark for most of the holiday season.
City Hall is aware of the problem and believe there is a short underground on Hanover Street. Crews are expected to repair the lights. Public Works believes the system have overloaded due to holiday lights. To report a street light outage, contact the Mayor’s 24 hour hotline at 617-635-4500 or file an online form at http://www.cityofboston.gov/mayor/24/. The following photos were taken on Thursday evening, December 19th.
12/23/13 Update: Repair crews have fixed the electrical street light outage on Hanover Street.
Photos by Matt Conti.