Posted: Fri 17th Nov 2017

Traffic disruption in Chester due to an earlier road closure

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Nov 17th, 2017

UPDATE: Liverpool Road has reopened:

Police in Chester are warning motorists to steer clear of Liverpool Road near Morrisons Supermarket following an electrical fault which caused an explosion in a manhole. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Liverpool Road is currently closed in both directions, from Morrison’s Roundabout to Brook Lane, whilst engineers from Scottish Power deal with the fault. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Countess of Chester Hospital are advising visitors to allow extra time for journeys to the hospital this afternoon. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Firefighters from Chester are currently in attendance at the scene of the electrical fault which has left some properties without power. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

They have advised residents in the nearby area to “stay indoors at the current time.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Latest Traffic Reports:

A5116 Liverpool Road – Chester.

A5116 Liverpool Road both ways closed, very slow traffic due to incident between A5480 Countess Way and Brook Lane. Police directing traffic ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A540 Parkgate Road – Chester.

Queueing traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A540 Parkgate Road Southbound around A5480 / Blacon Avenue (Texaco roundabout), congestion on A5480 Countess Way to A5116 Liverpool Road. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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