Police are warning motorists to consider alternative routes as traffic builds up on the M53 and M56 near Cheshire Oaks.

Cheshire Police tweeted: "Severe traffic congestion in the vicinity of Cheshire Oaks In particular junction 10 of the M53. Please allow extra time for your journey."

NW Motorway Police added: "large tailbacks on M56 and M53 on the approach to Cheshire Oaks, if you can find an alternative route please do so."

The delays are having a knock on effect for motorists heading elsewhere in the region.

Mr B (Mark) @DiamondTimeLord was hoping to head to Shropshire today.

He tweeted:

The traffic is affecting bus services as well. Stagecoach MCSL tweeted: " #Birkenhead . Svc 1 is running subject to delays in both directions, due to heavy traffic in and around Cheshire Oaks."