THIS is the scene of the crash on the M56 that closed the westbound carriageway and caused miles of tailbacks.

The collision involved three cars but thankfully no-one was hurt.

The accident caused miles of congestion and delays and happened shortly after midday on Saturday.

Warrington Guardian:

An air ambulance, firefighters, paramedics and national highways attended the incident which happened in the roadworks area between junction 6 at Hale Road and junction 7, the A557 Chester Road in Bowdon.

Drivers were praised for their co-operation.

A spokesman for Wilmslow Fire Station posted on social media: “Special thanks to all the vehicles that had to ‘part like the Red Sea’ for all the emergency vehicles behind us.

Warrington Guardian:

“You made our job a little bit easier.

“Thankfully there were no injuries to any occupiers of the vehicles.

“Be careful on the roads when out and about with the current weather conditions.”