NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Aug 6th, 2018.
Update Updates here: A55 lane closure due to accident
Contrary to previous reports suggesting the car involved in the accident was on its roof @wishnwash1 has sent us a tweet saying:
“I witnessed this accident, elderly couple veered off the road, car was stuck in a ditch upright. both were injured but hopefully not serious.”
Steve got in touch to say: “Those using Northop Hall as a diversion will find a very long queue all the way to Ewloe so that isn’t much better either. That has built up in the last 15 minutes.”
A map of the current queues as of 11am on the A55 east and westbound also effecting the A494 – accident took place shortly before 10am.
There’s queueing traffic on the the A55 eastbound between J33A Northop and J33B Ewloe (A494) due to an accident, one lane has been closed by emergency services while they deal with the incident.
Emergency services including the fire service and paramedics are in attendance – Traffic Wales have called it a ‘serious accident’ and advised the lane closure may be in place for some time.
Commenting on the A55 Facebook group Peter said: “Lots of sirens in the last few minutes past the Northop Hall services.”
While Rebecca said: “A55 eastbound just before Chester bend turn off queues forming a car has gone on its roof in the bushes on the side of the road emergency services just arriving and shutting road down to one lane.”
Sam said the incident is “opposite the holiday Inn, going eastbound. The traffic is backing up heavily now, avoid if you can. Fire engines trying to fight through the traffic thats already heavy to get to the scene. (were travelling in the opposite direction). Hope everyone involved is okay.”
The latest traffic report for the area states:
“One lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident, a car involved on A55 Eastbound from J33 A5119 Northop Road (Northop, Northop) to J33B A494 (Ewloe, Ewloe Green). Lane one (Of two) is closed and Traffic Wales advise this may be closed for some time.”
More as and when…