Posted: Wed 25th Aug 2021

Updated: Driver involved in a collision on the m56 this morning admits to falling asleep at the wheel

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Aug 25th, 2021


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Update: Police have said a driver involved in a collision on the m56 in Cheshire this morning has admitted to falling asleep at the wheel.

North Wales Motorway Police tweeted: “Following the RTC on the M56 J14 – J12, all lanes are now re-open & amazingly no one injured .

“One driver being reported for offences after admitting to falling asleep at the wheel.”

Latest traffic report at 1pm states:

“Long delays and one lane closed due to emergency repairs on M56 Westbound between J12 A557 (Runcorn) and J14 A5117 (Chester Services / Helsby). Congestion to just before J11 (Preston Brook). ”

“Delays can be seen through Frodsham along the A56 as traffic avoids the motorway. ”

“Lane one (of three) has been re-closed again for repairs following an earlier accident. Travel time is around 30 minutes.”

Earlier report: There are long delays on M56 in Cheshire following a collision involving a lorry and van.

All lanes were closed for a short period on the westbound carriageway between junction 12 Runcorn and junction 14 Helsby.

The vehicles have now been moved to the hard shoulder and all lanes are back open.

There is also slow traffic past the scene on the opposite carriageway “due to onlookers”.

Latest traffic report for the area states:

Long delays due to accident, now on the shoulder on M56 Westbound between J12 A557 (Runcorn) and J14 A5117 (Chester Services / Helsby).

Congestion to J11 (Preston Brook) traffic is also slow on the opposite side due to onlookers.

Delays can be seen through Frodsham along the A56 as traffic avoids the motorway.

Traffic released just after 11:00 after an accident in lane three (of three). All lanes have been re-opened.

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