A MULTI-vehicle crash has closed a main road near Ellesmere Port this afternoon.

Police say they were called were called to the collision, involving seven vehicles, on the A550 Welsh Road in Hooton just before 12 noon.

One of the vehicles involved in the crash is a HGV.

One woman has been taken to Aintree Hospital with injuries which are believed to be serious.

The A550 is currently closed at its junctions with the A41 and Ledsham Road.

Traffic England said that the road is expected to be cleared between 4.30pm and 4.45pm.