Including the railways.
Propane tanker fire shuts M56 motorway near Manchester
A tanker carrying propane gas has caught fire, shutting the M56 motorway near Manchester, with trains and air travel also affected.
Firefighters are tackling the lorry fire, which started just before 15:00 BST between junctions 12 and 15.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is attending the blaze on the westbound carriageway near Stanlow and Frodsham.
A cordon has been set up and motorists are being evacuated from their vehicles and moved to a safe distance.
The road is closed in both directions and drivers are advised to avoid the area. Air traffic control has been advised of the incident.
Trains have been stopped on the lines between Manchester and Chester, and Ellesmere Port and Helsby. The Liverpool to Runcorn train line is also closed.
Residents in the Helsby, Hapsford and Elton are advised to stay indoors and close their windows and doors.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-33854932