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Still dark in Silver Spring

Who's responsible: Montgomery County Department of Transportation and Pepco
Number of votes to fix: 16

Two weeks ago we reported that the light on the pedestrian bridge near the Glenmont Metro Station in Silver Spring had been fixed.

It turns out a light had been fixed, just not the one our griper had complained about.

That same day, our original griper Ari Natter reopened the issue with a simple comment: "The light has not been fixed."

Esther Bowring, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation spokeswoman, said that she asked yet another technician to check the lights in the area. The technician found one light on the bridge that wasn't working (hopefully the same one that Ari's been griping about).

The latest word: there's no power to the pole, which means that it's Pepco's problem now.

"I mean, this is crazy," Bowring said. "I just feel like events are conspiring to make us look bad."

She pointed out that agency contractors have made numerous visits to the area and repaired four lights on their last trip, but this one seems to defy maintenance.

"At this point it's out of our hands. It's up to Pepco," she said.

Bowring said she plans to follow up with the technician and the power company in two weeks, and she promises to let us know as soon as the light finally gets fixed. Then we'll move it into the "They Fixed it!" column (again).

By Will Koper  |  August 5, 2010; 3:03 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland , Unfixed  
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