A warning went out earlier today after traffic lights went out on a major Bolton junction earlier on Friday morning.

Transport for Greater Manchester reported at around 10.10am that traffic signals were “all out on the A58 Crompton Way, Blackburn Road, Moss Bank Way junction.

Drivers have been warned to approach the busy junction with caution, while the transport authority has issued assurances that engineers will be on the scene working to restore the lights as soon as possible.

A Transport for Greater Manchester statement said: “A58 Crompton Way/Blackburn Road/Moss Bank Way, Bolton.

“Traffic signals are currently all out.

 “Engineers to attend ASAP.

 “Approach with caution.

The transport authority urged road users and members of the public to follow its social media channels for further information on the incident as it develops.

Images from the scene show the junction to be extremely busy with cars and vans passing through while the lights are completely blank.

Given the importance of the junction to the town’s transport links, problems on the junction are likely to have knock on effects on roads further afield.

As yet, Transport for Greater Manchester have not released further details on what caused the outage.

TfGM announced that the lights had been repaired at around 2.10pm on Friday afternoon.