LIVE: Traffic chaos as lorry fire shuts A550 Welsh Road near Two Mills junction

A lorry fire is causing major traffic problems in Cheshire this morning. The A550 Welsh Road is closed in both directions due to the HGV fire on Parkgate Road in Ledsham. There is queuing traffic between the A540 Parkgate Road (Two Mills Traffic Lights) and the B5463 Ledsham Road.

Emergency services were called to Parkgate Road at around 10.20am this morning (August 27) to reports of a fire. When firefighters arrived they discovered a trailer on top of a HGV was on fire. A cordon is in place and firefighters from Ellesmere Port and Powey Lane Fire Station are working to extinguish the flames.

Traffic is also being affected between the M53 junction 5 (Eastham) and the A494 at Shotwick Junction.

We will be bringing you the latest updates on this breaking news story in or live blog below.

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