Posted: Tue 23rd May 2023

Updated: Tue 23rd May

A55 Eastbound near Britannia Bridge has now reopened

North Wales news and information

Update: The A55 Eastbound in the area of Britannia Bridge has now reopened, North Wales Police has confirmed. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“Expect traffic to remain busy for some time whilst HGVs are released from the Island.” The force added.

Update: North Wales Police has issued a new statement, it says: ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​

“Due to a serious RTC in the early hours of this morning, the A55 remains closed in an eastbound direction in the Menai Bridge area.”
“Vehicles under 7.5 tonnes attempting to leave Anglesey can use diversions at J8 (Ael Y Bowl Interchange).”
“All vehicles over 7.5 tonnes attempting to leave the island are currently being stacked.”
“The Westbound access to the island has reopened but will be closed later this morning to allow for recovery.”
“Please avoid the area if possible and expect longer journey times, as traffic will be heavier than usual on many routes.”
“Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as emergency services continue to work in the area.”
“Further updates will be issued when appropriate.”

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. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌​​​


“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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