Wire theft causes unsafe driving conditions

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If you’ve driven on Loop 820 near Team Ranch Road on the southwest corner of Fort Worth at night lately, you’ve probably noticed it’s pretty dark. The streetlights in the area have been off for several months now, and the Texas Department of Transportation has said thieves are partially to blame.

Several thousand feet of copper wire has been stolen, not just once, but time and time again, a TxDOT employee said. Local authorities are asking for your help.

“We just ask if there is someone you see out there on the roadway that does not have a marked vehicle or [is] pulling wire on the side of the road, let us know or call the police department,” a TxDOT employee said.