TEMPORARY traffic lights have been put up near a north Herefordshire village because a wall is at "serious risk or collapsing" – but the council doesn't yet know how long they will be there.

Herefordshire Council said the emergency two-way traffic lights were put up on the A4110, between Mortimer's Cross and Leintwardine, on Thursday (May 12).

A spokesperson said the lights were needed as a wall was at "serious risk of collapse" just outside Wigmore towards Yatton.

When asked how long the lights would be in place, a council spokesperson admitted it wasn't yet clear as the owner of the wall hadn't arrange the required survey.

“The council recently became aware of concerns about the stability of a privately-owned wall next to the A4110," they said.

"As a safety precaution, two-way lights have been arranged to allow the landowner to undertake a structural survey of the wall and arrange for any necessary works to be carried out.

“This survey is yet to be arranged, so the timescales are not currently known, but as always we will look to minimise disruption to the travelling public and will be supporting and encouraging the property owner to ensure the survey and any resultant work is done as quickly as possible.”