Motorists travelling on the M56 have faced long delays after a wagon left the carriageway and ended up down an embankment this morning (February 24).

Emergency services were called to the scene between junctions 14 and 12 eastbound at about 6.18am.

One lane was forced to shut while they dealt with the incident, but it has now reopened.

A wagon left the carriageway of the M56 eastbound on Friday morning (February 24)

A spokeswoman for Cheshire police said: "A wagon has left the carriageway and gone down the embankment into a field.

"The driver is being assessed by paramedics and the vehicle is yet to be recovered."

Highways England tweeted that lanes will be closed at some point today to enable the HGV's recovery.

Have you spotted any problems on the roads this morning? If it is safe and legal, tweet us @ChesterChron or let us know in the comments below.