Chester commuters will wake up this morning to the good news that the A483 is operating normally following yesterday's major disruption caused by an overturned lorry.

The overturned HGV on the A483 near Chester caused severe travel problems yesterday afternoon (Monday, January 12).

Traffic England had hoped the road would be reopened by 7.30pm but eventually had to change that estimate to 10.30pm. In the end, it was 11.20pm before the road was finally cleared.

A Highways Agency spokesman said today (Tuesday): "There do not appear to be any problems on that road this morning."

Access to the A483 from the roundabout was closed due to a diesel spillage caused by the white MAN HGV overturning at around 12.20pm on the slip road from the A55 on to the A483.

The driver of the HGV, a man from Northwich, was treated by paramedics.

 

There was queuing traffic at junction 38 of the A55 and traffic was also moving slowly on the A483 Wrexham Road northbound in Pulford between the B5445 Wrexham Road junction and Posthouse Roundabout.

A spokesperson for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service told the Chronicle yesterday: "We were called at 12.28pm and we left the scene at 12.47pm.

"An HGV had overturned at the exit on the A483 towards Wrexham.

"We stopped the drains and dealt with a diesel spill."