PELICAN crossing lights which have failed on one of York’s busiest roads, leaving pedestrians struggling to cross safely during rush hours, are set to be replaced next week.

The lights near York Police Station and a row of shops in Fulford Road have been repeatedly losing power, and now City of York Council has covered both of them with hoods.

Their failure has made crossing the road dangerous at busier times, particularly for youngsters, older people and the infirm.

Tony Clarke, head of transport at the authority, said: “We will be replacing the lights as a priority with work to bring them back into operation due to take place early next week.

“I would urge people not to try and cross the road here but to use one of the other crossings on Fulford Road to ensure their safety.

“We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.”