Snow chaos causes traffic gridlock in Wrexham and Flintshire

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A WOMAN was taken to hospital after a crash on the A55 in Flintshire yesterday morning.

The woman was reported to be trapped in her car, which overturned on the eastbound carriageway near the junction for Dobshill.

Fire and ambulance services were called shortly before 10.45am and the woman was eventually freed from the vehicle and taken to the Countess of Chester hospital with what were believed to have been minor injuries.

Meanwhile, commuters faced long delays as a result of a lorry crash on the westbound A55 at Northop.

North Wales Police were called out just before 4.45am yesterday after receiving reports that the lorry had hit a crash barrier.

A police spokesman for the force said the driver only suffered minor injuries, but the road was blocked for nearly five hours, causing long tailbacks while recovery vehicles attempted to move the lorry.

Two crashes within 40 minutes caused further delays to rush-hour motorists struggling through the snow near Wrexham.

Emergency services were called first to Watts Dyke in Llay just before 8am, where a Vauxhall Corsa had been involved in a collision with a Ford Fiesta.

No-one was injured but the road was completely blocked until 9.20am, which caused major traffic tailbacks.

Police say road conditions in the area were very poor at the time.

A 8.37am police were called to the A483 between Rossett and Gresford after a Vauxhall Astra hit the central reservation.

No-one was injured although there was damage to the car and the barrier.

There were further tailbacks until the car was removed.

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