Posted: Thu 14th Jun 2018

M56 reopened following overnight closure for barrier repairs

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 14th, 2018

Update: M56 Westbound re-opened, earlier accident and emergency repairs complete between J15 M53 and A5117 / A494. The road had been closed at J15 to facilitate barrier repairs following an accident yesterday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The road was closed just after 12.30am and re-opened just before 4.45am ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Previous report: The M56 in Cheshire has been closed since around 12.30am on the westbound side between J15 Chester and J16 Ellesmere Port due to an incident that caused extensive barrier damage. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Highways Agency  website states: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Crews are at scene working to complete repairs to damage caused during an earlier incident. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Road users are advised to follow the ‘Solid Triangle’ diversion symbol and exit the M56 at J15 onto the M53. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Travel along the M53 northbound until J10 exiting onto the A5117. Continue along the A5117 and re-join the M56 at J16. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Please allow additional time and consider alternative routes for your journey at this time. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The M56 in Cheshire is closed westbound between J15 (Chester) and J16 (Ellesmere Port) due to an incident that caused extensive barrier damage. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Crews are at scene working to complete repairs to damage caused during an earlier incident. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Road users are advised to follow the ‘Solid Triangle’ diversion symbol and exit the M56 at J15 onto the M53. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Travel along the M53 northbound until J10 exiting onto the A5117. Continue along the A5117 and re-join the M56 at J16. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Please allow additional time and consider alternative routes for your journey at this time.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Latest traffic report as of 2.30am: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

‘M56 Westbound closed due to earlier accident and emergency repairs between J15 M53 and A5117 / A494. The road has been closed at J15 to facilitate repairs following an accident yesterday. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Normally traffic would divert via the slips but as there is no access to the M56 westbound via the M53, the road has been closed to the A5117. Diversion: Via the M53 and A5117.’ ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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