By Simon Wesson, Reporter
Thursday, March 22, 2012
STREETLIGHTS, which have been switching off at 7pm across areas of Welwyn Hatfield for the past few days, should return back to the normal part-night service tonight (Thursday).
A Hertfordshire County Council spokeswoman said that based on last night’s performance the “bulk of the part-night converted lights are now operating as they should – from dusk to midnight and then on again in the early morning to dawn,” rather than switching off five hours early.
She added: “It appears that Monday and Tuesday nights experienced the peak of the problem. From tonight we expect far fewer outages. The problem will persist in some local areas and for a limited number of lights but our current understanding is that there problem will cease by the weekend.
“We are in contact with the manufacturer with the expectation that the fault will be confirmed later today and that we will identify how to remove this issue from the installed infrastructure.”