Traffic is now easing on the M53 southbound towards Chester and Ellesmere Port this morning (Friday, September 9) following an earlier incident.

Travel website Inrix reported slow moving traffic at 7.40am due to one lane being blocked at junction five, Eastham, caused by a broken down vehicle.

The website said it was 'affecting traffic away from Birkenhead towards Ellesmere Port' with queueing traffic and conditions 'heavier than normal' between J4 A5137 / B5137 / B5151 (Bebington) and J5 A41 (Eastham).

The accident was said to have been cleared by about 8.10am but 'traffic is still heavy in the area'.