Posted: Thu 24th Nov 2022

Updated: Thu 24th Nov

The A55 Chester back open following earlier collision

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
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Update – The A55 westbound is now open within J40 Chester following an earlier collision.

Update 10:25  –  National Highways has said:  “The A55 westbound remains closed within J40 Chester following an earlier collision.”

“There is a spillage on the carriageway that requires treatment before the carriageway is fully opened. Delays have eased and there is now approx 1.5 miles of congestion on approach. ”

Latest traffic report – “Road closed and queueing traffic for four miles due to crash on A55 Westbound at J40 A51 Tarvin Road (Vicars Cross Interchange). Congestion to M53 J12 (Chester). Detour in operation – Via the exit and entry slips. The accident occurred at around 07:30 which has since closed the road.”

Update –  Latest traffic report states – “Road blocked and queueing traffic due to crash on A55 Westbound at J40 A51 Tarvin Road (Vicars Cross Interchange). Congestion to The M53 J11 (M56 interchange). Detour in operation – Via the exit and entry slips.”

North West Motorway Police has said, “We have and diversion in place at the A51 junction known as an “up & over” where traffic is diverted via the exit and try slip roads. Delays currently back to the M53.”

Earlier report –  Traffic is building round the Vicars Cross Interchange in Chester following a collision

The incident has happened on the  North Wales bound side, Police have warned drivers to expect delays.

There are around two miles of stationary traffic back towards Hoole.

North West Motorway Police said: “Patrols are attending reports of an RTC on the A55 (Wales bound) near to the A51 (Vicars Cross) area. Delays possible if this is your route this morning.”

A local traffic report states: “Slow traffic and restrictions due to crash on A55 Westbound at J40 A51 Tarvin Road (Vicars Cross Interchange).”

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