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Darkest Places: Part 1

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Posted: Feb 15, 2012 10:34 PM by Ashley Rodrigue
Updated: Feb 16, 2012 3:26 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: darkest places, lakes, neighborhood, lights

BATON ROUGE- News 2 is looking into the Capital area's Darkest Places.

Wednesday night, we focused on the neighborhood around the University and City Park lakes.

Residents who live there say there's not enough lights on their streets, leaving them to do what they can to light up the neighborhood with their homes. They say the problem is that lights are high into the trees that line the streets, and that prevents them from being seen clearly.

Runners in the area also say the lack of lights is a safety issue, in reference to crime and cars.

If you think a neighborhood needs more lights, call the parish you're in. If that's East Baton Rouge, dial 311. If there's a light out in your area, call the power provider to have it repaired.

And if you think your neighborhood is too dark, let us know, we'll check it out as part of our Darkest Places series.

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