MOTORISTS using the bridge crossings between Runcorn and Widnes faced travel disruption this morning, Wednesday.

This was due to two incidents on Mersey Gateway Bridge – leading to drivers instead using Silver Jubilee Bridge, which was busier than normal as a result.

The first incident involved a dog loose on the carriageway, with a separate crash occurring around 20 minutes later.

No ambulance was required for those involved in the crash, while the dog was taken to vets by police.

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: “We received a call reporting a small white dog on Mersey Gateway Bridge on the hard shoulder of the Liverpool-bound carriageway at 8.26am on Wednesday, November 15.

“People were trying to chase the dog and officers attended. The dog was located and taken to vets by police. It is not known if it was hit by a vehicle or just startled.

“We were also called at 8.47am to reports of a two-vehicle collision on the Liverpool-bound carriageway of Mersey Gateway Bridge.

“The collision involved a silver Volkswagen Polo and a black Mini Cooper. An ambulance was not required.”