“Over 30 Street lights Out in Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, and near Cardozo High School Near Where Recent Crimes Reported”

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From a press release:

“In the wake of a fatal shooting in the 2300 block of 11th Street NW last week near Cardozo High School, and a reported sexual assault in the 1700 block of 21st Street NW in the Dupont Circle area, as part of its on-going effort to improve public safety, staff did a walk through of parts of Dupont Circle last night, as well as around Cardozo High School and parts of Adams Morgan. Over 30 street lights were found to be dark – creating further safety concerns following the discovery of streetlight being out in Georgetown in the wake of sexual assaults there, as well as street lights being out in upper 14th Street, along Georgia Avenue and along U Street NW.

“It is simply unacceptable in this day and age to have all these street lights out”, says Executive Director Terry Lynch. “You have people using the streets who are less safe – people are coming home or going off to work, they are back from dining out or other recreation, visiting neighbors or friends …….street lights need to be working, he said. “The DC Government should do a 30 day citywide sweep to return all lights to working order, and also use current technology to be alerted immediately when street lights are out so they can be repaired within 24 to 48 hours”.

Street lights that were out were located at:

Adams Mill Road NW at Clydesdale Place, NW
Mintwood Place NW and Columbia Road NW (side of 1851 Columbia Road NW)
2300 19th Street NW
1901 Columbia Road NW
Wyoming and 20th Street NW, nw corner
Bancroft Place NW and Conn. Ave NW, nw corner
1633 Conn. Ave NW
3 lights out at Conn. Ave and Q Streets, NW – ne corner and nw and sw corners
4 lights out at P St. NW and 23rd Streets, NW – 2 on the nw corner and 2 by the sw corner
22nd Street NW and P Street NW – sw corner
21 Dupont Circle NW
2 out at Dupont Circle and Conn. Ave. NW, south side by metro entry
3 out near 1800 Mass Ave. NW, one in front of 1800 Mass and 2 across the street by the Circle
1601 18th Street NW at New Hampshire Ave NW
19th Street NW and S Street NW – ne corner
Florida Ave NW and 18th Street NW
16th Street NW and V Street NW, sw corner
2011 15th Street NW on V
13th Street NW and Florida Avenue NW near Cardozo HS
2 on / near 11th Street NW and Florida, east side of 11th across from Cardozo HS
Columbia Road NW and 13th Street NW, sw corner – where numerous incidents have occurred

“This was not a comprehensive survey – alleys were not inspected and many side streets were not viewed, these however were obvious to see from main streets that are often used at different hours”, said Lynch.

The street lights that were observed out have been reported to city officials for fixing.”

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