Posted: Mon 28th Mar 2022

Large diesel spillage closes M53 in Cheshire – will reopen at 6am Tuesday

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Mar 28th, 2022

Update: The M53 remains closed northbound from J7 to J6 Ellesmere Port due to a diesel spill which caused significant damage to the carriageway. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Resurfacing crews are on scene, the road is expected to remain closed until 6am. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Earlier report: The M53 has been closed northbound between J7 ( Ellesmere Port) and J6 ( Eastham) due to a large diesel spillage across the carriageway. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Around 50 gallons of diesel have been spilt across the carriageway and will require specialist clean-up at the scene. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The carriageway was closed just before 4.30pm, a diversion route is in operation. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A traffic report for the area states: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Road closed, long delays and queueing traffic due to spillage of diesel on M53 Northbound between J7 B5132 Netherpool Road (Overpool) and J6 (Hooton). Congestion to J10 (Little Stanney).” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“There are also queues on the A41 and A550 as people divert, as well as delays on the B5463 through Overpool. The road has been closed since 16:25.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Diversion Route: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Road users are advised to follow the Hollow Triangle diversion symbol on road signs: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

  • Leave the M53 NB at Jct 7.
  • At M53 Jct 7/B5132 Rbt, take the first exit onto the B5132 WB Netherpool Road.
  • At B5132/B5463 Rbt, take first exit onto B5436 EB Rossmore Road West.
  • At B5463/A41 Jct, turn right onot A41 NB Chester Road.
  • At A41/M53 Jct 5 Rbt, take the first exit and rejoin the M53 NB.

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