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Traffic in Chester at 'standstill' due to road closure

Police are warning drivers to avoid the area

Traffic is backed up due to the closure of George Street(Image: Helen Trainer)

Drivers are facing long queues in Chester city centre this morning due to a road closure.

Traffic has been at a standstill around the Fountains Roundabout area because George Street is closed in both directions.

Police are at the scene to help with traffic management but the closure means traffic is virtually gridlocked between Canal Street and Upper Northgate Street.

Northgate Street and Victoria Road are also affected, according to traffic website Inrix, as is traffic on Canal Street to Raymond Street.

Cheshire police have advised drivers to avoid the area.

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