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Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

ACCIDENTCLEARED @ 17:58Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J14 (Helsby) and J12 (Runcorn) .
Reason : Road traffic collision.
Status : Cleared.

1.08m from Frodsham. CLEARED @ 17:58

CONGESTIONCLEARED @ 17:58Location : The M56 eastbound entry slip at junction J15 (Ellesmere Port) from the M53 northbound.
Reason : Congestion.
Status : Currently Active.
Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 17:45 and 18:00 on 25 Apr 2018.
Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

2.79m from Ellesmere Port. CLEARED @ 17:58

CONGESTIONCLEARED @ 17:58Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J2 (Wythenshawe) and J3 (Altrincham) .
Reason : Congestion.
Status : Currently Active.
Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 17:45 and 18:00 on 25 Apr 2018.
Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

0.22m from Wythenshawe. CLEARED @ 17:58

CONGESTIONCLEARED @ 17:58Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J11 (Runcorn) and J12 (Runcorn) .
Reason : Congestion.
Status : Currently Active.
Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 17:45 and 18:00 on 25 Apr 2018.
Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

2.06m from Daresbury. CLEARED @ 17:58

CONGESTIONCLEARED @ 17:28Location : The M56 westbound at junction J12 (Runcorn) .
Reason : Congestion.
Status : Currently Active.
Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 17:15 and 17:30 on 25 Apr 2018.
Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

1.56m from Frodsham. CLEARED @ 17:28

CONGESTIONCLEARED @ 17:28Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J3A (Altrincham) and J3 (Altrincham) .
Reason : Congestion.
Status : Currently Active.
Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 17:15 and 17:30 on 25 Apr 2018.
Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

0.12m from Wythenshawe. CLEARED @ 17:28

CONGESTIONCLEARED @ 17:58Location : The M56 eastbound between the A494 Chester and junction J15 (Ellesmere Port) .
Reason : Congestion.
Status : Currently Active.
Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 17:45 and 18:00 on 25 Apr 2018.
Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Earlier Reason : Caused by an earlier accident.

2.93m from Ellesmere Port. CLEARED @ 17:58

CONGESTIONCLEARED @ 16:48Location : The M56 eastbound at junction J5 (Manchester) .
Reason : Congestion.
Status : Currently Active.
Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 16:45 and 17:00 on 25 Apr 2018.
Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

2m from Wythenshawe. CLEARED @ 16:48

CONGESTIONCLEARED @ 16:38Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J3 (Altrincham) and J2 (Wythenshawe) .
Reason : Congestion.
Status : Currently Active.
Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 16:30 and 16:45 on 25 Apr 2018.
Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

0.18m from Wythenshawe. CLEARED @ 16:38

CONGESTIONCLEARED @ 14:18Location : The M56 westbound exit slip at junction J2 (Wythenshawe) .
Reason : Congestion.
Status : Currently Active.
Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 14:00 and 14:15 on 25 Apr 2018.
Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

0.58m from Wythenshawe. CLEARED @ 14:18

M56 Roadworks

The following roadworks have been reported by various highways agencies and official transport sources. Click on a roadworks item to view more details on the traffic map.

ROAD WORKSCLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound between junctions J6 (Hale) and J5 (Manchester) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 28 Apr 2018.

2.62m from Altrincham.

ROAD WORKSCLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound at junction J5 (Manchester) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 28 Apr 2018.

2.16m from Wythenshawe.

ROAD WORKSCLEARED @ 17:58Location : westbound between junctions J2 (Wythenshawe) and J5 (Manchester) .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 25 Apr 2018 to 27 Apr 2018.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 Apr 2018 to 05:00 on 29 Apr 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.

0.59m from Wythenshawe.

ROAD WORKSCLEARED @ 15:28Location : eastbound between junctions J5 (Manchester) and J3 (Altrincham) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Horticultural works.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 25 Apr 2018.

1.11m from Wythenshawe.

ROAD WORKSCLEARED @ 17:58Location : westbound between junctions J1 (Didsbury) and J5 (Manchester) .

Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 Apr 2018 to 05:00 on 29 Apr 2018.

0.4m from Cheadle.

ROAD WORKSCLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound exit slip at junction J14 (Helsby) .

Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed.

Reason : Horticultural works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 Apr 2018 to 06:00 on 26 Apr 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.

3.94m from Frodsham.

ROAD WORKSCLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound between junctions J5 (Manchester) and J1 (Didsbury) .

Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 Apr 2018 to 05:00 on 10 Dec 2018.

0.2m from Wythenshawe.

ROAD WORKSCLEARED @ 17:58Location : westbound entry slip at junction J11 (Runcorn) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 Apr 2018 to 28 Apr 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

0.65m from Daresbury.

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CLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound between junctions J14 (Helsby) and J12 (Runcorn) .

Reason : Road traffic collision.

Status : Cleared.

1.08m from Frodsham.

53.29--2.75

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound entry slip at junction J15 (Ellesmere Port) from the M53 northbound.

Reason : Congestion.

Status : Currently Active.

Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 17:45 and 18:00 on 25 April 2018.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

2.79m from Ellesmere Port.

53.25--2.87

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : westbound between junctions J2 (Wythenshawe) and J3 (Altrincham) .

Reason : Congestion.

Status : Currently Active.

Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 17:45 and 18:00 on 25 April 2018.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

0.22m from Wythenshawe.

53.4--2.26

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : westbound between junctions J11 (Runcorn) and J12 (Runcorn) .

Reason : Congestion.

Status : Currently Active.

Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 17:45 and 18:00 on 25 April 2018.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

2.06m from Daresbury.

53.31--2.67

CLEARED @ 17:28Location : westbound at junction J12 (Runcorn) .

Reason : Congestion.

Status : Currently Active.

Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 17:15 and 17:30 on 25 April 2018.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

1.56m from Frodsham.

53.31--2.7

CLEARED @ 17:28Location : westbound between junctions J3A (Altrincham) and J3 (Altrincham) .

Reason : Congestion.

Status : Currently Active.

Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 17:15 and 17:30 on 25 April 2018.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

0.12m from Wythenshawe.

53.4--2.27

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound between the A494 Chester and junction J15 (Ellesmere Port) .

Reason : Congestion.

Status : Currently Active.

Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 17:45 and 18:00 on 25 April 2018.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

Earlier Reason : Caused by an earlier accident.

2.93m from Ellesmere Port.

53.25--2.86

CLEARED @ 16:48Location : eastbound at junction J5 (Manchester) .

Reason : Congestion.

Status : Currently Active.

Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 16:45 and 17:00 on 25 April 2018.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

2m from Wythenshawe.

53.37--2.29

CLEARED @ 16:38Location : eastbound between junctions J3 (Altrincham) and J2 (Wythenshawe) .

Reason : Congestion.

Status : Currently Active.

Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 16:30 and 16:45 on 25 April 2018.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

0.18m from Wythenshawe.

53.4--2.26

CLEARED @ 14:18Location : westbound exit slip at junction J2 (Wythenshawe) .

Reason : Congestion.

Status : Currently Active.

Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 14:00 and 14:15 on 25 April 2018.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

0.58m from Wythenshawe.

53.4--2.25

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound between junctions J6 (Hale) and J5 (Manchester) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 28 April 2018.

2.62m from Altrincham.

53.36--2.3

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound at junction J5 (Manchester) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 15:30 on 28 April 2018.

2.16m from Wythenshawe.

53.37--2.29

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : westbound between junctions J2 (Wythenshawe) and J5 (Manchester) .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 25 April 2018 to 27 April 2018.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 April 2018 to 05:00 on 29 April 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.

0.59m from Wythenshawe.

53.39--2.27

CLEARED @ 15:28Location : eastbound between junctions J5 (Manchester) and J3 (Altrincham) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Horticultural works.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 25 April 2018.

1.11m from Wythenshawe.

53.38--2.28

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : westbound between junctions J1 (Didsbury) and J5 (Manchester) .

Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 April 2018 to 05:00 on 29 April 2018.

0.4m from Cheadle.

53.4--2.23

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound exit slip at junction J14 (Helsby) .

Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed.

Reason : Horticultural works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 April 2018 to 06:00 on 26 April 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.

3.94m from Frodsham.

53.27--2.81

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound between junctions J5 (Manchester) and J1 (Didsbury) .

Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 25 April 2018 to 05:00 on 10 December 2018.

0.2m from Wythenshawe.

53.4--2.27

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : westbound entry slip at junction J11 (Runcorn) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 25 April 2018 to 28 April 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

0.65m from Daresbury.

53.33--2.64

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound between junctions J3 (Altrincham) and J3A (Altrincham) .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 29 April 2018 to 10 December 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.

0.53m from Wythenshawe.

53.39--2.27

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound between junctions J5 (Manchester) and J3 (Altrincham) .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 29 April 2018 to 10 December 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.

0.76m from Wythenshawe.

53.39--2.27

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound between junctions J5 (Manchester) and J3 (Altrincham) .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 25 April 2018 to 27 April 2018.

Schedule : From 22:00 on 27 April 2018 to 05:00 on 28 April 2018.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 April 2018 to 05:00 on 29 April 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.

0.8m from Wythenshawe.

53.39--2.27

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound exit slip at junction J3A (Altrincham) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 29 April 2018 to 10 December 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

0.2m from Wythenshawe.

53.4--2.27

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : westbound between junctions J1 (Didsbury) and J3 (Altrincham) .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 25 April 2018 to 27 April 2018.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 April 2018 to 05:00 on 29 April 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.

0.81m from Cheadle.

53.4--2.24

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound entry slip at junction J2 (Wythenshawe) .

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 29 April 2018 to 10 December 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

0.47m from Wythenshawe.

53.4--2.26

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound between junctions J3 (Altrincham) and J1 (Didsbury) .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 25 April 2018 to 27 April 2018.

Schedule : From 22:00 on 27 April 2018 to 05:00 on 28 April 2018.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 April 2018 to 05:00 on 29 April 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.

0.53m from Wythenshawe.

53.39--2.27

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound between junctions J15 (Ellesmere Port) and J14 (Helsby) .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Reason : Roadside drains works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 April 2018 to 05:00 on 27 April 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.

3.41m from Ellesmere Port.

53.26--2.83

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound exit slip at junction J9 (Preston) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be closed.

Reason : Litter clearance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 27 April 2018 to 05:00 on 28 April 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

4.17m from Warrington.

53.35--2.52

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound entry slip at junction J7 .

Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed.

Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 26 April 2018 to 28 April 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.

1.71m from Altrincham.

53.37--2.38

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : eastbound between junctions J11 (Runcorn) and J10 (Northwich) .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 26 April 2018 to 28 April 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.

1.4m from Daresbury.

53.33--2.6

CLEARED @ 17:58Location : westbound exit slip at junction J12 (Runcorn) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Reason : Litter clearance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 April 2018 to 05:00 on 27 April 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

1.72m from Frodsham.

53.31--2.7