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11/10/2017 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday 11 October, 2017
Motorists in Ashburton are being
urged to take care passing through the Havelock Street intersections on East
and West Streets on Friday morning (13 October), when a planned power outage
may briefly stop the traffic lights from working.
Power to the lights will be
temporarily shut off from 7.00am on Friday morning so that EA Networks can
carry out maintenance work on their network.
Generators are expected to keep the
traffic lights operational throughout the one hour shutdown, however Council
Roading Manager Brian Fauth says if the lights do stop working, motorists
should drive with caution and obey normal traffic rules.
“When traffic lights are not
operating, the give way rule applies. I’d encourage drivers to approach these
intersections with care, and if the lights are out, be prepared to stop and
wait until it is safe to pass. Pedestrians should also be aware of the traffic
around them before crossing.”
The Havelock/West Street and
Havelock/East Street traffic lights are expected to be operating normally by
8.00am on Friday morning.