Police called to direct traffic for three hours after traffic lights blacked out on Ebsworth and Bridge Streets, Tamworth

Lights out: A highway patrol officer arrives at the intersection of Ebsworth and Bridge Streets to help direct traffic. Photo: Gareth Gardner

Lights out: A highway patrol officer arrives at the intersection of Ebsworth and Bridge Streets to help direct traffic. Photo: Gareth Gardner

Cause under investigation

A spokesperson for the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) said it is still investigating the cause of Tuesday morning’s outage in Tamworth.

The spokesperson said the RMS is examining the delay in the repairs to the traffic lights at the intersection of Ebsworth and Bridge Streets, which left police to direct traffic for several hours.

“NSW Police notified the Transport Management Centre at 8.25am the traffic lights at the intersection of Ebsworth and Bridge streets were out,” the RMS spokesperson said.

“Police managed traffic at the intersection until the outage was resolved just after 10am.

“Roads and Maritime Services is investigating the cause of the outage.”

Lights out: A highway patrol officer arrives at the intersection of Ebsworth and Bridge Streets to help direct traffic. Photo: Gareth Gardner

Lights out: A highway patrol officer arrives at the intersection of Ebsworth and Bridge Streets to help direct traffic. Photo: Gareth Gardner

Traffic lights restored

Crews have restored traffic lights in the centre of Tamworth after a power outage saw police direct traffic for several hours.

Tamworth police were called to the intersection of Ebsworth and Bridge Streets early on Tuesday after the traffic lights blacked out.

Officers directed traffic for more than three hours before a technician restored the lights.

There were no delays to motorists.

It’s understood an electrical fault triggered the blackout but the RMS has been contacted for comment.

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