The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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January 17, 2014

Our Readers Speak — Friday, January 17, 2014


Pauline Haga

Crab Orchard

Pole light on street needs replaced

On Saturday, Jan. 4, two  of our street lights went out on Temple Street in Beckley. My neighbor and I reported it to APCO; they told me to call Beckley Public Works, which I did by leaving a message.

Since then I have called APCO twice, e-mailed twice, and Beckley Public Works another time. They all say it will be taken care of.

I know the weather has been bad with snow and cold temperatures, but my mother is 84 years old, and if I had to take her out at night with an emergency, even with our porch light on, I could not get her to my car.

She is on blood thinners, and is terrified to walk, especially if she can’t see. Our section of the street is so dark, after being used to street lights, I do not go out after dark.

Another question is why does Beckley Public Works have to be notified when Appalachian Power Co. is supposed to fix it?

Glenna Bragg


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