Residents frustrated with CL&P's response to broken street light - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Residents frustrated with CL&P's response to a broken street light call the I-Team


Old Saybrook homeowner Ron Bolduc is frustrated by Connecticut Light & Power's lack of response to repairing a street light that he said has been out for months in his Cranton Street neighborhood.

Calls to the utility, he said,  went nowhere so he called the I-Team 

"Four or five times different people we'll pass the word we'll get it on. The word never got to the end," Bolduc said.

Officials at town hall said they've never had a complaint about the light, until now.

Old Saybrook Police said they have a policy on the midnight shift to check and call into CL&P any lights that are out in the neighborhood, but a check on Wednesday on their computers revealed that no lights have been called in.

CL&P spokesman Mitch Gross told  the I-Team that, weather pending, the Cranton Street area is scheduled for lighting service this week.

Bolduc said he's happy to hear the utility company is sending out a crew because it still gets dark early and he's noticed coyotes lurking about.

"My wife could have sworn she saw a coyote. She wasn't sure but she turned around and went back in the house," Bolduc said. 

The First Selectman's office said they have a good rapport with the CL&P representative and lights typically get fixed right away.

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