Tanker fire on motorway causes massive disruption in Cheshire

A propane tanker fire has forced the closure of the M56 between junction 12 near Runcorn and 14 at Hapsford.

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Firefighters bring tanker fire under control

The tanker fire on the M56 at Helsby is now under control and although the motorway is still closed near the incident traffic is beginning to flow again via diversions.

Cheshire Constabulary and Cheshire Fire and Rescue are warning it will take some time to deal with the backlog of vehicles in the area.

Drivers should still expect delays.

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