Romania:theft leaves section of Bucharest motorway without lighting

Published Sat, 26/01/2019 - 17:19

Half of the ‘urban highway’, a 6 km segment of the A3 highway between Bucharest and Ploiesti, has been left without lighting after thieves stole the underground cable powering the lighting system.

The highway segment, which takes drivers into the capital, was only inaugurated in mid-December. It is lit to offer increased visibility and safety. Now, only half of the segment has the required lighting.

A total of almost 4 km of copper cable disappeared from the underground. The thieves had to have had access not only to the cables but also the power panels, which are kept locked.