MOTORISTS are facing more traffic woes in the rush hour traffic tonight after the Runcorn Bridge has been closed.

The bridge was closed by Cheshire Police at around 3.15pm this afternoon after a man was spotted sat at the top of one of the bridge arches and is set to remain closed for some time.

Police have advised motorists to use alternative routes and much of the bridge bound traffic is diverting through Warrington causing heavy congestion in and around the town centre with the added water mains roadworks also causing delays.