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Hapsford is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire. It is located on the A5117 road, with Helsby to the east and the village of Elton, near Ellesmere Port, to the north west.


Slow traffic on M56 due to wandering HORSES

Patrols are en route to the scene

Unmarked Cheshire police car involved in collision with Nissan

Investigation launched into cause of accident

Bad weather causes problems for motorists on M56 and M53 in Cheshire

Motorway down to just one lane from junctions 6-11

Traffic gridlock on M56 due to accident

Traffic is currently at a standstill

Traffic gridlocked on the M56 with delays of almost an hour

Congestion is also affecting the A494

Chester University invites Green Party leader to see renewable energy research in action

Vice chancellor blames press for article in which high profile critic attacked fracking centre plan

Green Party leader urges University of Chester to back renewables not fracking

National party leader objects to plans for fracking research centre at university's Thornton Science Park

Fracking research centre near Chester will be controversial

Scientists says centre will advance knowledge but opponents argue research should go into green energy

Traffic queuing on the M56 after a four-vehicle crash between Chester services and Runcorn

Motorway pile-up on M56 near Chester causing congestion

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Accident cleared to hard shoulder but there is queuing traffic

Man taken to hospital after three-vehicle M56 crash

Motorway blocked in both directions following accident on Monday

Air ambulance lands on M56 following three-vehicle crash

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Condition of casualties unknown at this stage

Slow traffic on M56 following accident near Chester

A lane is blocked as a result of the rush-hour collision

Heavy traffic delays on M56 following accident

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All lanes have been reopened but delays still expected

Long delays on M56 following two-car crash

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Woman injured in collision near Hapsford

M56 three vehicle collision leads to rush hour chaos

Accident between Hapsford and Runcorn has knock-on effect for roads around Chester

Collision on M56 spells delays for drivers

One casualty is being checked over by medics after incident

Vehicle recovery on M56 spells lengthy delays of more than one hour for drivers

Early morning incident saw wagon leave the carriageway

The closure is between junction 12 A557 at Runcorn and junction 14 A5117 at Hapsford

M56 reopened between J12 and J14 after 80mph gusts

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The motorway was closed in both directions at Weaver Viaduct

Congestion on M56 near Chester following collision

Two lanes are closed as a result of the accident

Videos & Photos

The distressing 999 call dad made seconds before lorry crashes into his family car on M6

What the law says on drivers parking in front of your house

North West Ambulance Service stock image

Woman called 999 asking for groceries and a shower


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