Posted: Wed 23rd Mar 2022

M56: All lanes back open at Helsby following earlier multi vehicle collision

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 23rd, 2022

Update 18:15- National Highways has said all lanes are back open but long delays remain. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Update 17:40 – The Air ambulance has lifted from the scene of the collision for a short flight to Aintree Hospital. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Update 17:20 – National Highways has said “Eastbound traffic has been released with a lane 3 closure in place.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Westbound traffic remains held for the ongoing incident, the Air Ambulance remains on scene. Thanks for your patience.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Cheshire Police said: “At 4.40pm on Wednesday 23 March police were called to reports of a collision on the M56 between junction 12 to junction 14.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The collision is believed to involve approximately four vehicles and a motorbike.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“A full closure is in place while air ambulance attend to the scene.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Drivers are advised to avoid the area. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Constabulary online quoting IML 1229152.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Earlier report – The M56 has been closed both ways near Helsby following a multi-vehicle collision. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

An air ambulance has landed at the scene of the crash which has happened on the westbound carriageway. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Traffic is building on both carriageways as emergency services deal with the incident. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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A traffic report for the area states: “Road blocked, severe delays and stationary traffic due to multi-vehicle crash on M56 Westbound between J12 A557 (Runcorn) and J14 A5117 (Chester Services / Helsby). ” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Congestion to J11 (Preston Brook). There are also queues building on the A56 through Frodsham as people avoid the motorway.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Traffic has been stationary since 17:00. An air ambulance is at the scene. A lane is also closed heading eastbound..” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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