All but one of the three lanes on the eastbound carriageway of the M56 near Hapsford have now been reopened after a lorry jackknifed between junctions 14 and 12 at around 2.05pm this afternoon (June 12).
The lorry shed its load of bottles, completely blocking the carriageway , causing severe tailbacks.
But Highways England have just tweeted the motorway is now mostly reopened with the exception of one lane.
The lorry driver sustained a minor hand injury and was not taken to hospital, according to a North West Ambulance Service spokeswoman.
A spokesman for Cheshire police added: “Officers are doing their best to get those who are stuck in the traffic off the motorway as soon as possible. Motorists and passengers are advised to remain in their vehicles and stay hydrated.
"Those in genuine need of police assistance should call us on 999."
Other roads experiencing congestion as a result of the incident include the M53 northbound between junction 12 and junction 11 of the M56, and the A51 Tarvin Road in both directions between Spital Walk and Tarvin Roundabout.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area.