Bolton hit by spate of traffic light failures

Bradshawgate/Deansgate/Churchgate <i>(Image: Google Maps)</i>
Bradshawgate/Deansgate/Churchgate (Image: Google Maps)

Three separate sets of traffic lights went down in Bolton today, Thursday.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) had to send out engineers to fix the lights after they were reported to have failed at around 2.15pm.

The lights affected were situated on the junction of Bury New Road, Mill Street, and the A666 St Peter's Way.

Lights also failed at the junction between Bradshawgate, Deansgate, and Churchgate in the town centre.

These incidents were dealt with around an hour after they were reported.

TfGM also reported that the lights on Higher Market Street, Long Causeway, and Bolton Road in Farnworth were also experiencing issues.

The Bolton News: Higher Market Street/Long Causeway/Bolton Road
The Bolton News: Higher Market Street/Long Causeway/Bolton Road

Higher Market Street/Long Causeway/Bolton Road (Image: Google Maps)

They were fixed around an hour and a half after the were reported to have failed just before 2pm.

"Please use extra caution when approaching these signals," TfGM warned motorists.

Traffic social media account Manc Traffic says the Arctic low temperatures that the region is currently experiencing "can cause some traffic light malfunctions, both temporary ones at roadworks and permanent ones in places too", however it did not refer to any specific incident.

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