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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