Emergency services are currently at the scene of a serious crash on the M56 near Runcorn
Police are currently in attendance at a serious road traffic collision on M56 involving multiple vehicles including a car, a bus with no passengers and 2 HGV lorries.
The motorway is now open westbound following a full closure and police are hoping to open one carriageway eastbound within the next hour.
There are two people trapped in their vehicles and emergency services are continuing to work at the scene. Motorists are advised the incident to on-going and there is major congestion
The A56 is experiencing heavy traffic but is moving. Police are advising motorists to avoid the area.