Traffic chaos for Edinburgh’s West End

A broken traffic light in Edinburgh’s West End has caused severe delays during rush hour today.

Traffic problems: Edinburgh City Council say it will take hours to fix issue with West End traffic lights. Image: Unisouth/CC license.

The fault is a result of a glitch in the computer system that controls the lights. The biggest problem areas are Haymarket and George Street. Delays are lasting up to thirty minutes in these areas.

The lights are changing too fast, giving motorists just seconds to get through the junction. In some cases drivers are getting just five seconds to get through the lights.

The company which controls the sequencing is trying to fix the computer fault while local authority engineers are out at every affected junction attempting to fix the lights.

The City of Edinburgh Council have stated that it will not be fixed for “hours.”