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A483 Southbound Reopens Following Car Fire

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Aug 18th, 2014.

The A483 southbound was temporarily closed off earlier this afternoon after a car left the carriageway and caught fire.

One lane at Junction 7 A483 Rossett was closed due to a car fire, believed to have been caused by a one vehicle road traffic collision.

North Wales Police Control Room have tweeted to say: “Wrexham Police at scene, carriageway currently blocked southbound, long delays expected, please avoid if possible.”

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and North Wales Ambulance Service attended the scene, with one male believed to have received treatment.

A number of people have been in touch via Twitter saying that traffic is already queued up to the Chester roundabout with others saying the road is ‘gridlocked’.

James sent us the above picture of the road queues saying he saw an ambulance go past towards the incident. Others have said car engines are turned off with no traffic movement.

Kelly also said as of 4:40pm: “My husband just phoned he’s backed up to the Chester roundabout!”

Richard has told us that traffic is being diverted now as of 5pm off the bypass to use the old Wrexham to Chester road through Pulford / Rossett.

The road was reopened shortly before 5:30pm, with PCSO David Millington tweeting to say the vehicle will be recovered later tonight to reduce impact during rush hour.

Anyone with any further information please contact 101 referencing R129483.

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