Wrexham.com readers and those who follow our @wrexham twitter account would have been some of the first to know about the traffic chaos hitting northbound A483 and A55 users this morning as we retweeted Danny Williams :
@wrexham big crash on the A55 heading towards Chester. Big queue. Would try going a different way
— Daniel Williams (@dannywillis89) November 6, 2012
We drove around Rossett and the ‘back’ road through Handbridge this morning and viewed tailbacks as far as the Rossett interchange on the bypass, with traffic at a standstill northbound. Drivers had engines off and some were stood outside their cars.
The cause of the tailbacks was a 3 car incident around Broughton on the A55. One woman was taken to hospital as a result but the injuries are not believed to be serious.
Things go from bad to worse as a broken down lorry is creating further issues.
We have had a stream of people tweeting us this morning, these are the latest:
@wrexham Massive tailbacks before Posthouse roundabout on A483, crash between there and the Sainsbury's exit.
— Thomas Williams (@TomW18) November 6, 2012
@wrexham sat still on bypass to chester
— natalie riley (@natalieriley34) November 6, 2012
@wrexham Horrific. Stuck in it since 8:45. Just got to Chester.
— Bellecôte (@bellecote22) November 6, 2012
@wrexham 2hrs 45mins to get to post house roundabout!!
— Amy Walters (@amoswalters) November 6, 2012
There has also been criticism of poor media coverage from some, with traffic reports now saying that there are ’10 minute delays’ – ignoring those on the A483.