Springfield Looking for Public’s Help in Reporting Broken Street Lights


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Springfield officials are asking for the public’s help in reporting streetlights that are out.

“It is imperative from a public safety perspective to make sure streets are well lit. The City is billed for those lights if they are illuminated or not; so I am asking for residents to assist in reporting any lights that they notice to be out to WMECo,” says Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno in a statement.

Bob Coates, Western Mass. Electric’s Vice President of Customer Operations, adds, “WMECO is proud to partner with the City to enhance public safety through more illumination. This is a high priority for us and we understand streetlights play an important role in our neighborhoods. We’re committed to repairing streetlights as quickly as possible after we become aware of a problem with one of them.”

To report a problem street light, you can call WMECo at (413) 781-4300 or submit the report online.

You can also call the city’s 311 Call Center to make a report. Dial 311 from any landline phone within Springfield, or call (413) 736-3111 from your cell phone or a landline outside of Springfield.