Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Crews Chase Down Street Light Gremlin.(Metro & New Mexico)

Byline: Road Warrior D'VAL WESTPHAL Of the Journal

LIGHTS OUT/LIGHTS BACK ON ON LOUISIANA: Fred Bassman says he heads over to the tennis courts by Winrock Center every morning at 5:30. And for the past month the street lights have been out from Constitution south to Interstate 40, as well as along the freeway overpass.

"It's very dangerous. It's very dark," Fred says, adding that he has talked to the highway department, which sent him to Public Service Company of New Mexico, where he got voice mail. "Nothing gets done."

Well, Fred, it just took some time. Mark Martinez, the PNM field supervisor in system reliability, says crews "found a couple of problems" on that street light circuit. …

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