Posted: Sun 10th Jul 2022

Delays begin to clear on the A55 in Flintshire following earlier car fire

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jul 10th, 2022

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.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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According to traffic sensors there is around four miles of stationary traffic with delays quoted at 35 minutes. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

This is a breaking news story, check back or follow @Deesidedotcom on Twitter as details become available ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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