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M56 in Cheshire gridlocked after lorry overturns

The M56 between J12 and 14 Credit: Graham Morgan

The M56 eastbound between J12 (Runcorn) and 14 (Hapsford) is at a standstill after a lorry overturned. The westbound side is closed.

The M56 between J12 and 14 Credit: Graham Morgan
The M56 between J12 and 14 Credit: Graham Morgan
The M56 westbound between J12 and 14 Credit: Graham Morgan

M56 westbound closed between Junctions 12 and 14 after lorry overturns

The M56 westbound is closed between junctions 12 (Runcorn) and 14 (Hapsford) because of an overturned lorry. It is also causing disruption on the eastbound carriageway. Paramedics are treating the lorry driver and Cheshire Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them.

They are advising drivers to use alternative roads and warn that the crash will cause serious congestion in the surrounding area as rush hour approaches.

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