MOTORWAYS around Warrington are set to be busy this weekend as Creamfields comes to town once more.

The dance music festival starts in Daresbury on Friday with crowds of around 65,000 expected.

Police are warning residents to expect delays on the M56 around junctions 10, 11 and 12.

Most revellers are expected to arrive on Friday night and Saturday morning.

Road closures around the site will be enforced.

Hatton Lane, Holly Hedge Lane, and parts of Warrington Road and Old Chester Road, will be closed to non-residents.

Chester Road will be closed at the junction with the Daresbury Expressway.

Cheshire Police will be on duty from 7am on Friday until 2pm on Monday, policing the event and nearby neighbourhoods.

Sgt Rick Weaver, from the roads policing unit, said: "There will be thousands of people travelling into the area over the Bank Holiday weekend and this will once again test the traffic infrastructure to its limits.

“We are confident that the plan in place will address any issues that may arise from the increase in road users.

"The traffic plan has been designed to ensure that ticket holders can access and leave the site efficiently by the most appropriate routes.

“It also aims to manage the likelihood of increased traffic in the area for the benefit of local people who will need to maintain access to their homes and local businesses.

"Local roads will have full and partial closures on them −but residents will still be able to gain access to their homes at all times."

Anyone heading by car to Creamfields is advised to follow road signs, not Sat Navs.