Crash takes out traffic lights

Last updated 12:31 24/08/2014

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Christchurch's rush-hour commuters will face delays tomorrow morning after a crash knocked out traffic lights at a busy intersection.

The crash happened at the intersection of Antigua and Brougham streets about 9.45am today.

A Christchurch Transport Operations Centre spokeswoman said the crash had knocked out the signals at the intersection.

Further details on the crash were unavailable, but the spokeswoman said the signals were unlikely to be reinstated before tomorrow morning's traffic peak.

Traffic management had been put in place for safety reasons, stopping drivers from turning right into or out of Antigua St until the signals were back on.

The spokeswoman said the outage would cause substantial delays for commuters tomorrow morning.

She advised drivers to use a different route during the morning's peak period, such as Colombo or Selwyn streets or Waltham Rd, or travel at a different time if possible. 

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