MOTORISTS at Warrington are being urged to allow extra time for their journeys home tonight (Thursday) and back into town tomorrow following the damage the borough council’s automated intelligent traffic light system.
The system crashed last night (Wednesday) and caused chaos during the morning rush hour today after contractors damaged part of the cabling system.
A borough council spokesperson said: “The problem with the automated intelligent traffic light system will be fixed as soon as possible . All traffic lights are working safely, however due to ongoing technical issues, there is a lack of co-ordination between sets of signals. This means that the individual traffic lights will only allow predetermined flows of traffic through junctions, resulting in possible congestion during heavy periods of traffic this evening and tomorrow morning.
“Drivers are urged to refrain from jumping lights or entering yellow box junctions as this will add to the congestion problem.”
An IT team worked through the night to try and restore services in time for today’s peak traffic period. But the system is still disrupted.
Traffic heading into Warrington almost came to a standstill during rush hour today making many commuters late for work.