Delays begin to clear on the A55 in Flintshire following earlier car fire
Update: 18.30: Traffic Wales has said the incident is clear, but the area remains congested.
Update 16.35: Long delays remain on the A55 in Flintshire following an earlier car fire.
One lane is closed and there is queueing traffic eastbound between J31 A5151 (Caerwys) and J32 A5026 (Holywell). Congestion to J29 (Pant-Y-Dulath).
Travel time is around 35 minute.
Traffic Wales has said: “Recovery for the vehicle involved is currently being escorted through the traffic. Lane one closure remains in place whilst recovery is underway.”
Update: A traffic report for the area states all lanes have been closed eastbound due to a car fire:
It says: “All lanes stopped and stationary traffic due to car fire on A55 North Wales Expressway Eastbound between J31 A5151 (Caerwys) and J32 A5026 (Holywell).”
Traffic Wales has said: “Traffic is currently being held on the A55 J31 Caerwys to J32 Holywell travelling Eastbound.”
Earlier report: Queues are building on the A55 in Flintshire due to what Traffic Wales has described as an ‘ongoing incident.’
The incident has happened on the eastbound side between J31 Caerwys to J32 Holywell.
Reports on social media suggest there is a broken down lorry and a fire has broken out in the grass by the side of the road.
Traffic Wales tweeted: “Heavy congestion building up in the area due to an ongoing incident.”
⚠️#A55 J31 Caerwys to J32 Holywell travelling Eastbound.
Heavy congestion building up in the area due to an ongoing incident.
Traffic officers are en route.
More updates to follow. pic.twitter.com/jyTOJhkglr
— Traffic Wales North & Mid (@TrafficWalesN) July 10, 2022
According to traffic sensors there is around four miles of stationary traffic with delays quoted at 35 minutes.
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