Traffic and Travel

Cheshire West has major motorways such as the M56 and M6 running through it as well as a range of A and B roads plus a vast network of small country lanes running through rural and suburban areas. Cheshire West and Chester Council is the highway authority for the area.

Traffic delays anticipated in Chester as thousands expected for Traveller funeral in Blacon

Police say a 'significant number' of mourners are expected to attend the service at Chester Crematorium

Tailbacks cause traffic chaos on the A483 from the Posthouse roundabout

Chaos for Chester motorists as Posthouse roundabout roadworks scheme moves into new phase

Drivers urged to keep away from A483 and use alternative routes

Active Travel Roadshows come to Cheshire

The itravelsmart team will be at Chester Town Hall next month

Hoole residents encouraged to attend meeting about controversial store plan

Rumours are that Tesco is behind the project

Delays after car smash on M56

Traffic is currently at a standstill on the motorway

Delays as ice halts train journeys from Chester to Liverpool

Merseyrail have apologised for 'severe delays'

A woman struggles to control her broken umbrella in high winds which are sweeping through Chester this afternoon.

Chester is not such a windy city

The news comes as the North West braces itself for more severe weather


A483 finally cleared following overturned lorry incident on Posthouse Roundabout slip road

Traffic England say road eventually reopened at 11.20pm last night

High winds expected near junction 12 of the M56 overnight

Motorists warned of high winds on M56 and M53

Gale-force winds expected across North West between 11pm tonight and noon tomorrow

Air Ambulance

Man airlifted to hospital after collision near Tarvin

Accident involved motorcyclist and vehicle on A51

The M56 at the Weaver Viaduct

Highways Agency say they will take action 'when appropriate' on M56 crash spot at Frodsham

Seven accidents reported on motorway stretch since fatal crash claimed two lives in October

A woman struggles to control her broken umbrella in high winds which are sweeping through Chester this afternoon.

North West region braced for 70 MPH gales this weekend

A severe weather warning has been issued for Cheshire West and Chester

Police advise motorists to avoid Cheshire Oaks due to traffic build-up

Angry drivers take to social media on Monday to attack traffic management at designer outlet village

Lorry overturns on M56 slip road

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Driver and passenger escape serious injury

People trapped on M6 after accident involving tanker

Two lanes closed between 16-18 southbound following the incident

Traffic delays on M56 following multi-vehicle collision

Two lanes blocked between junctions 15 and 14

Police issue black ice warning for Cheshire roads

Wintry conditions lead to a number of collisions across the county

Traffic delays on M56 as lorry and three cars collide

Diesel is said to have spilled following the incident near Frodsham

Residents are calling on motorists to stick to the 30pmh speed limit on Chester Road in Helsby

40.9% of motorists are breaking Helsby speed limit

New data-collecting device reveals worrying statistic in busy village with three schools

One lane on the A41 Liverpool Road at Backford is closed while engineers repair the burst

Traffic delays after burst water mains in Backford and Mollington

Lane closure on A41 near Backford Bridge while engineers carry out repairs


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