LIVE: A55 lanes closed after smash involving lorry and caravan

A crash has closed two lanes of the A55. The accident happened at Rhuallt Hill on the eastbound carriageway. Images from traffic cameras show traffic is backing up.

Traffic Wales said: “Traffic is building in the area, plan ahead and leave plenty of time for your journey.” This is a breaking news story. We will bring you all the updates, pictures and video as we get them.

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18:38Jaymelouise Hudspith

Road has reopened

Traffic Wales have confirmed that the A55 Rhuallt travelling Eastbound is now open. However, heavy congestion remains in the area. 17:47Jaymelouise Hudspith

Ambulance update

A spokesperson from WAS said:

“One crew attended the RTC, and at least one casulty has been transported to Wrexham Maelor hospital for treatment.”

At this time it is not known the extent of the injuries sustained.

17:39Jaymelouise Hudspith

North Wales Police update

A spokesperson for NWP said:

“Further to our recent statement regarding the RTC on the eastbound carriageway of the A55 at Rhuallt Hill we are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who has dashcam footage to contact us via 101 or live chat quoting ref Z053540”

17:11Jaymelouise Hudspith

Police tweet

Please be aware that due to an RTC lanes 1 and 2 of the A55 at Rhuallt Hill travelling Eastbound are currently closed. Please expect delays and if possible avoid the area.

— North Wales Police #KeepWalesSafe (@NWPolice) April 19, 2021

17:01Jaymelouise Hudspith

North Wales Police statement

A spokesperson from NWP said:

“We were called at 16:17 following reports of a two vehicle road traffic collision (RTC) involving a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and a mobile home. “The road is closed Eastbound at this time while officers remain at the scene.”

16:58Jaymelouise Hudspith

Welsh Ambulance statement

A spokesperson from WAS said:

“We were called to the scene at 16:20 by officers from North Wales Police.

“One crew is in attendance.”

Updates to follow.

16:57Jaymelouise Hudspith

Emergency services are at the scene

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 4:15 pm. At the moment officers from North Wales Police, and Traffic Wales are at the scene. One crew from the Welsh Ambulance Service is also in attendance.

16:55Jaymelouise Hudspith

Warning to expect delays

Traffic Wales has issued a warning as traffic continues to build in the area. They have asked drivers to plan ahead and leave plenty of time for their journey. 16:54Jaymelouise Hudspith

Two vehicle collision

The road is closed due to a collision between a heavy goods vehicle and a motor home.

Emergency services are at the scene.

16:52Jaymelouise Hudspith

A55 Eastbound closed

The A55 Eastbound has been closed between Junction 28 and 29 at Rhuallt, Denbighshire.