There was slow traffic this morning (Wednesday, February 10) following an accident on the southbound M53 on the approach to Ellesmere Port and Chester for the second day in a row.

The incident, reported at 8.03am, happened between between J6 (Hooton) and J7 B5132 (Overpool) – not far from where yesterday's collision occurred.

It is understood one lane of the dual carriageway section was blocked due to a multi-vehicle accident although police say the road is now clear. The five vehicles involved were a Vauxhall Corsa, Volvo, Ford Fiesta, Toyota Aygo and a BMW.

Cheshire Police spokesman Daniel Hinde said there were reports of one female having suffered minor injuries who appeared to be 'walking wounded'.

North West Ambulance Service confirmed a female was taken by ambulance to the Countess of Chester Hospital suffering a minor arm injury.

Chronicle reporter Frances Barrett was stuck in the snarl-up for the second morning in row. She reported traffic around her had been at a complete standstill. An ambulance had raced past on the hard shoulder.

She wonders if the 'blinding' low sun in the sky was a factor in the accident.

BBC Travel described the level of disruption as 'medium'.

Yesterday's M53 accident happened about 7.40am between junctions seven and eight, causing congestion back to junction four at Bebington.