The Detroit Free Press looked into the on-going problem of streetlight outages in the city. "The Free Press spent three nights in March driving more than 200 miles of city streets examining the state of some of Detroit's 88,000 lights, at least 9,000 of which are out." Response to reports of outages are met with months-long delays or no response at all. "An aging system, combined with too few maintenance workers, has pushed the situation in the city to the brink. Detroit has four 2-person crews to make basic fixes to the city's 88,000 lights."