HOBBS, N.M. (KRQE) – The city of Hobbs wants to make sure the streets don’t go dark. So they’re making sure everyone knows how to report outages.

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The city partners with Xcel Energy to maintain most of the streetlights in the city, at a cost of nearly $600,000 a year. If anyone sees a light, they are asked to call them and report it at 1-800-895-1999 or file a report on their website.

There are a few lights that are the city’s responsibility, including the more decorative black poles found downtown. People can report outages to the Hobbs Street Department.