A LORRY fire brought rush-hour traffic on the A55 to a standstill yesterday.
The blaze, which caused 100 per cent damage to the vehicle, happened near the Ewloe interchange, eastbound.
It forced both lanes to be closed causing a backlog of traffic – and remained closed for most of the day.
Police were called at about 6.30am by a member of the public alerting them to the HGV vehicle being on fire.
Emergency services were called to the scene and three fire crews attended to extinguish the flames.
Flintshire Council Highways officers were also called to assess the damage caused to the road.
A fire service spokesman said the cause of the fire was unknown.
No one was injured in the incident.
Matthew Davies, North and mid Wales Trunk Road Agency route steward, said the removal of the truck had been delayed because “the back wheels had burnt”.
A rescue vehicle removed the lorry and the food contents were cleared from the carriageway.
The slip road was reopened shortly after 5pm.