There is disruption for motorists on the westbound A5117 at Saughall because the main carriageway has been closed to allow the recovery of a car down an embankment.

Police closed the road at its junction with the A540 Parkgate Road / A494 about 8.45am this morning (Tuesday, February 9).

A diversion is in place which involves driving up the exit slip road, across the A540 bridge, and back down the entry slip road.

The accident happened about 6.30am. Traffic is said to be coping well.

Cheshire Police spokeswoman Rachel Hayes said the male driver appeared to be uninjured and no ambulance was called. The driver claimed an HGV had been involved in the incident but had left the scene