M56 back open following 'horrendous' crash which shut motorway for several hours

Part of the M56 has reopened after a serious crash involving several vehicles forced the motorway to close. Emergency services worked through the night as recovery and investigations took place into the multi-vehicle collision near Warrington. Traffic was queuing for more than 10 miles as a result of the incident on the M56 Eastbound between junction 10 and 9.

Cheshire Constabulary, Cheshire Fire and Rescue and North West Air Ambulance were all at the scene of the collision yesterday (September 19). It is not yet known what the extent of the injuries are for those involved in the crash. The collision, which is believed to have involved a truck and other cars, occurred during rush hour yesterday evening.

The air ambulance coming into land

Highways England have reported this morning that the M56 at junction 10 Stretton has reopened following the incident.

Part of the eastbound carriageway opened at around 3am on Friday September 20. The collision temporarily caused the westbound carriageway to close, but this reopened around 6pm yesterday. If you missed our live blog on the M56 incident you can see it here .

Emergency services at the scene
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