Posted: Thu 17th Feb 2022

M56 in Cheshire back open following earlier serious collision

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Feb 17th, 2022

Update: M56 in Cheshire back open following earlier serious collision ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Previous report: The M56 in Cheshire is closed eastbound between J10 (Stretton) and J9 (M6/Lymm Interchange), due to a serious collision involving a lorry and several cars. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Cheshire Police, Fire, Ambulance Services and National Highways Traffic Officers are on scene. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

North West Air Ambulance has also landed on the eastbound carriageway. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

There is a diversion route in operation, road users are advised to follow the hollow square diversion symbol on road signs: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

-Exit M56 at J10 and join the A49 northbound
-At the junction with the B5356, turn right and travel on the B5356
-At the B5356/A50 roundabout, take the second exit on to the A50
-At the M6 J20/A50 roundabout, join the M6 southbound and take the M56 eastbound entry slip road ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

There is approximately 2.5 miles of congestion on approach to J10. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Traffic website Inrix states: “Road closed and queueing traffic due to crash, three cars and a lorry involved on M56 Eastbound between J10 A49 Tarporley Road (Stretton) and J9 M6 J20 (Lymm Interchange).” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Congestion to J11 (Preston Brook). Also seeing delays on the opposite side due to onlookers.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The road was closed around 14:55.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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