Posted: Thu 16th Sep 2021

Updated: Fri 17th Sep

Lanes back open on M56 in Cheshire after a day of huge delays due to emergency repair work.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales

Update: At 9.15pm (Thursday 16 Sept) National, Highways announced it was reinstating the two lanes which had been closed off for most of the day for emergency repair work.

Earlier report: There are reports of severe delays on the M56 in Cheshire this afternoon due to ongoing ’emergency repairs’ .

Two lanes of the North Wales bound side are closed at Junction 12, Runcorn, for works to repair an infrastructure defect that was discovered this morning.

Traffic is queuing back to Junction 10m at Stretton, delays are quoted at around 60 minutes.

National Highways said: “Road users are advised to expect delays on the approach to the incident and allow extra time for their journeys. ”

Latest traffic report for the area states: “Severe delays and queueing traffic due to emergency repairs on M56 Westbound at J12 A557 (Runcorn). Congestion to J10 (Stretton).”

“There are also long delays on the A56 through Frodsham as people avoid the motorway.”

“Lanes one and two (of three) are closed.”

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