I have a story idea for you… go along N Pacific Way and count how many street lights are out… it varies night to night, but I can count 5 or 6 some nights between 1st Ave and Fisheries Supply.
We were unimpressed. In fact, we mocked him:
Hmm….streetlights are out sometimes. I smell Pulitzer.
Well, you can imagine our chagrin when he mailed us a link to the MyBallard blog, which in turn referenced the West Seattle blog covering this exact story!
We noticed on a drive around Ballard the other night that dozens of streetlights are burned out, and today our fellow neighborhood news site West Seattle Blog reports that Seattle City Light has a huge backlog of 3,500 burned out lights across the city. “There are many more trouble streetlights reported this time of year, and the current estimated turn-around time for repair is 32 working days,” said City Light’s Mike Eagan. To report a burned-out light, use this online form or call 206-684-7056.
We had the story, it was ours to scoop, but we let it go, and now we have to play catch-up. Oh the ignominy!
We’ll believe you next time, Peaboy.