A562 Speke Road closed westbound in Widnes.

A562 Speke Road closed westbound in Widnes.

At 6.39am on Friday 3 December Police were called to reports of a collision on the A562 Speke Road, Widnes.

Officers attended the scene and found that a HGV had collided with a gantry near to Hale Road slip road.

There are no reports of any injuries but recovery work will need to take place and the gantry will need to be checked for structural stability.

As a result of the incident the westbound carriageway is currently closed and a number of diversions are in place, including:

  • The A533 Mersey Gateway Bridge is closed westbound from the Queensway junction. Traffic is diverted via Queensway onto the M62.
  • The Silver Jubilee Bridge is closed northbound. Traffic is diverted via Waterloo Road, onto Queensway and then onto the M62.

Emergency Services are working hard to clear the closure as soon as possible but the road is expected to be closed for several hours.

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