A55 Eastbound near Britannia Bridge has now reopened
Update: The A55 Eastbound in the area of Britannia Bridge has now reopened, North Wales Police has confirmed.
Update: North Wales Police has issued a new statement, it says:
Earlier report: A serious collision near Britannia Bridge has led to the closure of the A55 in both directions on Anglesey.
Emergency services, including fire and ambulance crews, were called to the scene at around 3.30am
North Wales Police have issued a statement via social media, the force said the A55 is “completely closed in both directions” and that vehicles are being “diverted away from the bridge.” The road is expected to “remain closed for quite some time,” and residents are urged to avoid the area if they can.
Update 6:10📢#A55 is closed eastbound between J8 Llanfairpwll-Britannia Bridge & westbound at J8A #MenaiBridge⛔️
Eastbound vehicles over 7.5t are being stacked in lane 2. Under 7.5t use #A5 Menai Suspension Bridge.
Westbound traffic can still travel on A55 from J8/7 onwards. https://t.co/Si8TqRQ8ky pic.twitter.com/4Mj5Zcmx0R
— Traffic Wales North & Mid (@TrafficWalesN) May 23, 2023
“Expect delays due to the traffic being diverted. We appreciate your patience. Thank you,” read the statement from North Wales Police.
Traffic Wales also provided an update, confirming the closure eastbound between J8 Llanfairpwll and Britannia Bridge and westbound at J8A Menai Bridge.
Eastbound vehicles over 7.5 tonnes are being stacked in lane 2. Meanwhile, those under 7.5 tonnes are being directed to use the A5 Menai Suspension Bridge. Westbound traffic can still use the A55 from junctions 8/7 onwards.
Authorities are hard at work to clear the scene and reopen the expressway as quickly as they can.
No further details about the incident have been released yet.
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