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The following traffic incidents and road closures are reported within 25 miles of the A56 road:


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      M6 Traffic South J20-J21A

      M6 Traffic South 53.408607,-2.525694Severe Disruption - in excess of 3 hours delay or road closure

      The M6 southbound will be closed between junctions J21A (Manchester) and J20 (Macclesfield), due to bridge repairs, from 10 pm on 22 April 2014 to 5 am on 23 April 2014.

      Reported: 18 April 2014 01:20

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      M61 Traffic North J6-J8

      M61 Traffic North 53.635212,-2.595064Minor Disruption - up to 15 minutes delay

      On the M61 northbound between junctions J6 and J8, expect traffic delays of up to 10 minutes at peak times due to barrier repairs closing two lanes, between 9 pm and 5 am, from 22 April 2014 to 24 April 2014.

      Reported: 18 April 2014 01:20

      Traffic M61

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      A56 Weather Report

      Tomorrow's weather (Thursday) in Bolton will see sunny intervals with a maximum daytime temperature of 68°f and a night time temperature of 53°f (20°c/11°c). Wind will be coming in from the W, reaching 8mph.

      Tomorrow (Friday) will see light rain showers , with wind reaching 8 miles per hour from the WNW. Daytime temperatures will reach 58°f, and during the night the temperature will drop to around 45°f (14°c/7°c).

      Wind from the NNE will reach 8 mph in Bolton on Saturday, with sunny intervals in the area. Temperatures during the day will reach 58°f, and 45°f overnight (14°c/6°c).

      Sunday's weather will be sunny intervals in Bolton, with daytime temperatures reaching a maximum of 59°f, and night-time temperatures reaching a low of 59°f (15°c/9°c).

      12 SEP
      MAX 68° (20°c)
      MIN 53° (11°c)
      WIND 8mph (W)
      13 SEP
      MAX 58° (14°c)
      MIN 45° (7°c)
      WIND 8mph (WNW)
      14 SEP
      MAX 58° (14°c)
      MIN 44° (6°c)
      WIND 8mph (NNE)
      15 SEP
      MAX 59° (15°c)
      MIN 49° (9°c)
      WIND 15mph (SW)

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