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Aberdeen street light repairs 'could cost £2m'

Lamp post in Aberdeen
Image caption Further street light tests are being carried out

Replacing badly corroded street lights in Aberdeen could cost £2m.

Stringent testing was introduced after one of the lights fell over unexpectedly.

A report prepared for councillors says the city has 94 lamp posts which are so badly corroded they need to be replaced immediately, and a further 110 should be scheduled for replacement.

Hundreds more might have to be renewed, depending on the results of further tests.

A report to the enterprise, planning and infrastructure committee next week says the bill could rise to £2m over the next five years.

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