A five-vehicle accident is causing traffic chaos for motorists on the M56.

One lane has been blocked on the M56 Cheshire Eastbound between junction 14 in Hapsford and junction 12 in Runcorn as a result of the accident.

Traffic is reported to be very heavy with serious delays of around 30 minutes from junction 11 past junction 15.

Traffic is also very heavy on the A550 from Shotwich to Hooton, the A56 Chester road Eastbound between Primrose Lane and Ashton Drive in Helsby and on the A56 Chester road Eastbound between Bates Lane and B5152 Church Street in Frodsham due to people avoiding the M56.

Cheshire Police received a call at around 3.30pm and are currently at the scene with Highways England.

A spokesman confirmed five cars are involved and no serious injuries have been reported.

The North West Ambulance service confirmed they are not in attendence.

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