THE A41 at Moston, Chester, was closed last night following a major traffic accident.
Two vehicles collided shortly before 7.45pm and blocked both sides of the carriageway.
Police sealed off the area around the accident and a major rescue operation was mounted by Chester and Ellesmere Port firefighters.
A man and a woman were removed from the vehicles and treated by ambulance crews at the scene before being taken to the Countess of Chester hospital. Their condition was unknown last night.