Delridge Playfield lights back on, after quicker fix for stolen wiring

After Seattle Parks announced last week that thieves had stolen almost a quarter-mile of copper wiring from the Delridge Playfield lighting system, they thought it might take two weeks to repair. Instead, the lights are already back on, after a fix that took just days. After a couple reader tips, we followed up with Parks, and spokesperson Joelle Hammerstad told WSB today that “After discovering an electrical contractor could not do the work (there), our Electric Shop team put together a plan and worked straight through the weekend to restore lights by Monday night, just one week after the problem was reported. On Tuesday night, normal activities resumed.” No arrests reported yet.

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5 Replies to "Delridge Playfield lights back on, after quicker fix for stolen wiring"

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    miws April 26, 2013 (3:32 pm)

    Thumbs up to the Parks Electric Shop Team!

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    Mike

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    MAO April 26, 2013 (4:26 pm)

    YAY Parks electricians. Thank you.

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    Good work April 26, 2013 (5:32 pm)

    It’s happening all over I just talked to a Port officer who said seatac airport had a huge lift of copper wire. Bad problem someone is getting rich.

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    coffee April 26, 2013 (6:29 pm)

    Isn’t it a crime to buy wire that has been stolen?

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    Rumbles April 26, 2013 (9:58 pm)

    That is really cool that the parks people got that figured out!! Kudos to them for that, gotta love a little silver lining!

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