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Melton residents left in the dark over street light error

Residents across Melton were left confused last night as street lights in residential streets around the town didn't come on.


Lots of people took to social media to query why the lights hadn't come on in roads including Grange Drive, Elms Road, Queensway and Nottingham Road.



A lot of Melton's streets were in the dark due to an error.


A Leicestershire County Council spokesperson said: "We are currently running a trial in Melton Mowbray for the street lights in residential areas to come on when the light level reaches five lux, rather than switching them on much earlier when they are not needed.


During the re-programming of these lights, an error was made which meant that unfortunately they failed to come on until 8pm.


The issue has now been rectified and the lights are now working correctly."


Lux is a unit used to measure the intensity of light hitting a surface, typically a wall or floor in a lighting design. It was recently announced that County Hall need to make massive savings in their budget to avoid effectively becoming bankrupt in the next year.

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