SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Some homeowners in Suffolk called WAVY.com saying the lights are just too bright, they had to block out their windows just to get some sleep.
It wasn't long after new flood lights were installed near Pender Street in Suffolk for extra security at the police headquarters that Frances Goldsberry, her roommate and neighbors knew they had a problem on their hands.
"We came outside, and I was like the whole porch was lit up," said Goldsberry. "I figured they just put them in, they'll come back and adjust them."
Goldsberry said she and her roommate have been averaging around three hours of sleep per night since last Thursday.
"It's ridiculous. The window has two sheets, two blankets and a mattress cover," Goldsberry said.
As the days went by and no workers showed up, Goldsberry tried to remedy what was becoming unbearable herself. She called the Suffolk City Planner and was referred to Dominion Power who installed the lights. But Dominion told her that once they install lights, any adjustments have to be taken up with the city. So she made another call.
"I said 'ok I'm calling 10 On Your Side. They're the only ones who can get things done.' "
When WAVY.com contacted the city Friday they said they were unaware of Goldsberry's problem. But soon after WAVY.com call, they sent city workers out to examine the lights who found the lights were directed higher than they should be. City leaders say they contacted Dominion Power to make an adjustment.
"I just want them to adjust them and light up what they were intending to light up," Goldsberry said. "I don't think it was my house."
WAVY.com was informed that Dominion crews would adjust the lights on Friday night, but when WAVY.com arrived on scene the direction of the lights still hadn't been changed. Stay with WAVY.com for updates.
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