TWO lanes have been blocked and there is queuing traffic due to a crash involving five cars on A562 Speke Road Westbound. 

Traffic is blocked from Hale Road to A5300 Knowsley Expressway (Ditton) with congestion going back to the Mersey Gateway Bridge.

Traffic is being affected from Widnes towards Liverpool.

A Cheshire Police spokesman added: "Officers are at a possible five car collision on slip to the A562 Speke bound by Moor Lane Ditton. 

"Traffic is backing up - be patient and don't increase the chances of more collisions.

"Avoid this area and move down to the next slip off Ditton Road Hale Road."