TWO casualties were cut from their vehicles after a four-car pile up on the A55 this morning (Thursday).

The eastbound carriageway between Holywell and Northop was completely blocked by the crash just after 8.30am.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said cutting gear was used to free the casualties who were then taken to hospital, along with one other person.

Their injuries were not thought to be serious.

Long tailbacks have been reported behind the accident.

More follows.