A DRIVER has been arrested after a collision on the M53 at Ellesmere Port this morning.

The crash happened near Junction 7 on the northbound carriageway before 5am this morning (Thursday, May 9).

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The carriageway had to be closed while debris was removed.

A driver was arrested after giving a positive breath test.

North West Motorway Police tweeted: "RTC J7 M53 NB is closed due to debris over carriageway driver arrested for providing a positive breath test reading of 71."