Drivers urged to prepare for show

As final preparations are made for the annual RHS Tatton Show next week, drivers wishing to use the M56, A556 and M6 in Cheshire are being advised to check traffic conditions before setting out.

The Highways Agency has urged drivers anticipating travelling through the area, or to the show itself, to plan ahead.

There is not expected to be any major traffic issues, though many drivers will likely use the M56, A556 and M6 during part of their journeys to the event at Tatton Park, near Knutsford.

The best course of action for motorists is to stick to any signed routes to minimise the chance of delays, the agency said.

The Royal Horticultural Society's website - - features full information about the show including public transport options and advice for drivers.

Greg Taylor, acting regional operations manager in charge of the Highways Agency's North West Traffic Officer Service, said: "As usual Highways Agency Traffic Officers will be monitoring the motorway network to respond to any incidents and we will also be setting signs to advise drivers of any problems. Drivers can help themselves by checking travel conditions before setting out and by ensuring they are prepared in the event of a breakdown or being stuck in traffic in the warm weather."

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