A55 to be closed for 'several hours' after serious crash on border

An A55 lane and slip road was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident
-Credit: (Image: Ian Cooper/North Wales Live)

The A55 is closed eastbound between the A483 and the A51 junctions following a serious crash. The westbound carriageway has now been reopened after the expressway was initially closed in both directions near Chester.

Cheshire Police remain in attendance to carry out collision investigation works. It is expected that the eastbound carriageway will remain closed for several hours.

The crash happened shortly before 6pm.

Diversion Routes:

Eastbound diversion route:

Diverted traffic is advised to follow the hollow triangle diversion symbol:

  • Exit A55 at J38 Wrexham Road Interchange.

  • At the roundabout take the third exit on to the A483 southbound towards Wrexham.

  • Remain on the A483 to the Gresford Interchange.

  • Exit and at the roundabout with the A5156 and take the first exit.

  • Follow the A5156 southbound to the roundabout with the A534.

  • Take the first exit on to the A534 eastbound and continue to the roundabout with the A41.

  • Take the first exit on to the A41 northbound.

  • Continue to the interchange with the A5115 and turn right to remain on the A41.

  • Continue to the junction with the A51.

  • Turn right on to the A51 eastbound and continue to J40 of the A55.

  • Take the first exit from the roundabout to re-join A55.

National Highways said: "If this closure impacts on your planned route, please allow extra journey time. Plan ahead, you may wish to re-route or even delay your journey."