Live updates as M53 closed due to police incident

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Emergency services are at the scene of an M53 incident which has led to the closure of the motorway’s northbound carriageway.

Highways England said Cheshire Police were leading the response to the incident, which has shut the M53 northbound between junctions 4 and 5 near Eastham.

A spokesman said: “The M53 is currently closed from J5 to J4 northbound. The full road closure is due to a collision the response for which is being led by Cheshire Police led incident and Highways England has resources deployed working hard to restore normal conditions as soon as possible.

“For traffic approaching the closure locally, you are advised to expect disruption with extra journey time and may potentially have to re-route your journey.

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“If travelling towards this area from much farther afield, you may wish to change your strategic route, allow extra travel time and follow guidance from our on-road variable message signs and media.”

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Roads cleared

No traffic has been allowed down as of yet.

A picture from the scene shows roads closed.

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Traffic ‘will be released shortly’

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Recovery taking place

Highways England confirmed recovery is still taking place

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Further diversion info

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Diversion routes and details

Highways England said:

Diversion route details and guidance is as follows;

Northbound – Follow “Solid Circle” diversion route:

Exit the M53 at J5.

At roundabout take the first exit on to A41.

At A41/B5133 junction take the B5133 westbound.

At the B5133/B5151 junction, turn right to take the B5151 northbound until roundabout to re-join the M53 at J4.

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