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Motorist 'spoken to' after driving wrong way through A55 tunnel

Police were called after the car was seen travelling in the wrong direction through the Pen y Clip tunnel Credit: Traffic Wales

A motorist was "spoken to" by police after driving the wrong way through a tunnel on the A55.

North Wales Police said it received reports on Thursday afternoon of a car being driven in the wrong direction through the Pen y Clip tunnel.

Traffic Wales confirmed the Westbound carriageway had to be closed between J18 at Conwy to J16 at Penmaenmawr, causing traffic to come to a standstill.

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Once the vehicle was removed, the carriageway reopened. Nobody was hurt.

A police spokesperson said: "We had a call at 3.57pm yesterday reporting a vehicle travelling the wrong way on the A55, through the Pen y Clip tunnel.

"Traffic came to a standstill for a short while and the driver was spoken to.”