A fire and rescue crew is assisting police and ambulance personnel at the scene of a serious road traffic collision. The incident involves three vehicles and a cyclist.
UPDATE at 17:20
Cheshire Police statement:
Roads closed following Widnes collision
At 1612 hours on Thursday 12 June 2014, a collision occurred on Birchfield Road, Widnes.
Details are still being established, but the collision involves a cyclist and a number of cars. The details of any injuries are yet to be confirmed.
A number of roads have been closed to facilitate the work of the emergency services at the scene, including Balmoral Road, Derby Road, and Pitt Lane at their junctions with Birchfield Road.
There is some congestion in the area, and motorists are advised to be patient or seek an alternative route.
Meanwhile, police are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision, and have any information which could assist the collision investigators.
If you can assist, please contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number 675 of 12/06/14.