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 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

Storm damage caused to Dale Williams' garden in Hoole in February

High winds expected to hit Chester and Ellesmere Port

Met Office have issued a weather warning for the North West from Tuesday to Thursday

M53 queues

Smart motorway project for M53 around Ellesmere Port

Project will mean variable speed limits and hard shoulder running at busy times

Delays expected after accident on M56

One lane closed at J14 near Hapsford

Flybe to serve Belfast City Airport from LJLA

New service from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) to commence in February 2015

Lorry fire on the M56 updated

Traffic chaos on M56 in Cheshire caused by lorry fire

HGV laden with tyres ablaze between junctions 10-11 at Preston Brook


Two arrested after 'phone rage' brawl on train

Reports that a man has been arrested following an incident believed to have involved a knife

Police road closure

Traffic chaos as lorry hits bridge in Northwich

Motorists advised to avoid the area following the incident at the junction of Chester Road and Moss Lane

Council admits Chester hamburger roundabout is a problem

More changes made at roundabout near Sainsbury's in Boughton Heath

Two lorries have collided on the M56 near Frodsham, closing the slip road

Thousands ignore no entry signs in Chester

Police vow to clamp down on motorists breaching rules in place in Cuppin Street and Whitefriars

Woman dies after being hit by train at Port Sunlight

Disruption to services between Chester and Liverpool following the incident earlier today

Anti-frackers protest at seismic testing in Chester and Ellesmere Port

'Thumper trucks' carry out seismic tests on Parkgate Road and on Chester's Greyhound Retail Park

No one hurt as car and lorry collide on M56 near Hapsford

Woman dropped at service station following crash on M56

Delays on M56 as car and tanker collide

No one is thought to have been hurt in the crash

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