THERE were delays on the A31 at Canford Bottom this morning due to a traffic failure. 

Drivers were urged to approach the junction with care with traffic building up in both directions approaching.

All sets of lights were out of action for nearly two hours. 

Earlier today a Highways Agency spokesman said: “There is currently a power failure at this junction. Maintenance contractors and an electronics specialist are onsite investigating the problem.  A contingency plan has been put into place which involves closing the middle section of the junction and reverting it back to a standard roundabout until the situation is resolved.”