Delays expected around The Galleries in Washington as traffic lights are hit by vandals
Commuters have been told to expect delays after vandals wrecked a traffic light control panel.
A set of 24 traffic lights near The Galleries shopping centre in Washington have been down since the early hours of Monday morning.
An inspection by highway staff revealed that a roadside control box had been broken into and burnt out. It will cost more than £20,000 and take up to eight weeks to replace.
The junction, which provides access into the town centre and Galleries, is between the A1231 Sunderland Highway the A182 Washington Highway.
As well as the extra congestion, Sunderland City... read more
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