It could be that broken down vehicles were to blame for the traffic jams through town this afternoon and early evening. One of our regular readers abandoned her car near the Westerlea after the traffic just came to a standstill around 4.30 pm.
There is a report on the facebook page "Remove Nairn Traffic Lights" that a broken down car was on the A96 next to Scotmid for some time around 3.45 this afternoon. There is another report of delays before that however and traffic was still tailing back to Delnies at around five o'clock - another car had broken down near the West End garage. Video of the edge of town at that time here. Gurnites will recall that there were problems yesterday afternoon too.
Are breakdowns compounding or masking further dysfunctional traffic light behaviour or have we just had a couple of unlucky days? A video featuring the infamous broken down car at Scotmid has been posted here on Facebook.