Residents in Harrow are still suffering a total blackout as their street lights have been off for more than TWO weeks without repair.
Aldridge Avenue, in Stanmore, has been in darkness since around August 10, according to one resident.
Despite Harrow Council being aware of the problem more than two weeks ago, and promising to fix the problem, the road is still without vital streetlighting.
A Harrow Council spokesman confirmed the local authority was made aware of the problem on August 14.
"We identified a local power outage last week, and have notified UK Power Network to carry out the necessary repairs," the spokesman said.
The council has revealed there was a "further issue" found with the power supply, so question marks remain as to how long residents will remain in the dark.
“As soon as we were made aware of the issue, we asked UK Power Networks to repair the fault to the power supply," the council spokesman said.
"Following urgent repair works last week, we found that there was a further issue with the power supply which UK Power Networks are looking to resolve as soon as possible.”
Outraged after a burglary took place after the street lights were left off for more than a week, Mahendra Halai, 39, said: "Lights are a necessity. You don't feel safe at night now.
"Everyone knows bad things happen in dark areas.
"We have kids on bikes up and down the street and people are scared to come out.
"We have shift workers who need to come in and out of their homes at all hours and they're scared and literally run home.
"The street is full of council tax payers so what are we paying for?"
UK Power Networks has offered conflicting responses to the problem, stating engineers attended on Wednesday August 16 and found "no fault in the electricity supply".
However, a spokesperson told getwestlondon on Wednesday August 30: "UK Power Networks was notified on Friday (25 August) that some street lights in Aldridge Avenue were not working.
"Engineers will visit the site as soon as possible to assess what has caused the fault and repair it.
"We apologise for any inconvenience caused."
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