Traffic lights hit by car in Summer Street on Friday night

OUT OF ACTION: The fallen traffic lights on Saturday morning. Photo: DAVE NEIL
OUT OF ACTION: The fallen traffic lights on Saturday morning. Photo: DAVE NEIL

A SET of traffic lights in the Central Business District were out of action for almost 24 hours on the weekend after being struck and felled by a motor vehicle.

Just before 10pm on Friday the lights on the traffic island on the western side of the intersection of Summer and Sale streets were knocked over.

That night and throughout the day on Saturday the intersection’s remaining lights flashed orange, meaning motorists were to proceed with caution.

The intersection’s pedestrian lights were disabled.

PROCEED WITH CAUTION: The flashing yellow lights at the intersection on Saturday morning. Photo: DAVE NEIL

PROCEED WITH CAUTION: The flashing yellow lights at the intersection on Saturday morning. Photo: DAVE NEIL

Canobolas Local Area Command Sergeant Tony Borland said the incident had “impacted the rest of the lights’ ability to function”.

“Highway patrol are assisting to manage traffic conditions until repairs are complete and Roads and Maritime Services can put in traffic controls,” Sergeant Borland said on Saturday.

By 5.30pm on Saturday the repairs had been finalised and normal traffic conditions at the intersection had resumed.