DRIVERS have been hit with confusion and chaos as traffic lights at a busy Colchester junction have not been working for the second day in a row.

The traffic lights at the junction where Ipswich Road meets Severalls Lane have reportedly been out of action since yesterday morning.

This has resulted in delays in the area as drivers have had to carefully manoeuvre through the area without the traffic light system in operation.

One driver, who uses the junction every day to get to work and wishes to remain anonymous, is fed-up with the issue.

They said: "Traffic generally was still flowing ok but it is really dangerous for drivers trying to turn right from Severalls Lane into Ipswich Road and vice versa. 

"Drivers were having to wait a long time to turn and some cars using Ipswich Road seemed to be driving much faster than 30mph. 

"It is now the third or fourth time the lights have been out in as many months.”

This is not the first time the lights have not been working, on December 23, 2023, the lights were also out for a two-day period.

At the time, Essex Highways confirmed an engineer had resolved the issue on December 22 but the problem still occurred the following day.

The Gazette has contacted Essex County Council for a comment on this latest issue.