Fed up drivers are being forced to wait in long queues at traffic lights which are only allowing a handful of cars to pass through at a time.

In January, the Lancashire Telegraph reported fans leaving home games at Ewood Park faced long queues trailing back from Preston Old Road at the junction with Buncer Lane all the way back up Stancliffe Street.

The council said the lights were being monitored after concerns were raised and it was investigating.

The slow traffic was compounded by the traffic lights which were only allowing around six to seven drivers before they turned red again.

A month on and the situation appeared not have been addressed. Following the home match with Newcastle United, drivers were once again seen to be forming long queues at the lights.

The council was contacted but have now said the lights are still being monitored.

In a video filmed in January, half a dozen drivers were being let through the lights before they turned red again.

The traffic snaked back along Spring Lane, Stancliffe Street, past the Havelock Inn and Aqueduct Street.

A further video filmed following the Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United game showed the situation had not changed.

Drivers only had a short amount of time to get through the red lights, after having waited in line for up to half an hour.

In response, the council said the delays were due to the volume of traffic at the time.

Head of highways at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Carmel Foster-Devine, said: “The situation remains the same in terms of ongoing monitoring.

"The short video shows cars with large gaps in between and vehicles slowing to allow pedestrians to cross outside of the pedestrian crossing facilities. 

“These gaps reduce the efficiency of the junction and the number of vehicles that will clear on each cycle. 

“There was a phenomenal demand on the highway network as supporters descended on Ewood Park for the FA Cup match against Newcastle, with attendance figures over 22,000.”

Drivers had called for a police officer to be present after a game to manually control the lights, or the timings to be changed at busy times such as the afternoon school run, rush hour, or following football matches.

Other drivers said the long queues were causing pollution with cars idling in queues, whilst there was no traffic in Preston Old Road, where traffic was being given priority.