WIRRAL motorists planning on travelling over the bank holiday weekend are being warned to expect delays with the start of the annual Creamfields Festival. 

The three-day event starts on Friday, with crowds of around 65,000 expected.

Police are warning motorists to expect delays on the M56 around junctions 10, 11 and 12.

Most revellers are expected to arrive on Friday night and Saturday morning.

Cheshire Police will be on duty from 7am on Friday until 2pm on Monday, policing the event and nearby neighbourhoods.

Sgt Rick Weaver, from the roads policing unit, said: "There will be thousands of people travelling into the area over the Bank Holiday weekend and this will once again test the traffic infrastructure to its limits.

“We are confident that the plan in place will address any issues that may arise from the increase in road users.

"The traffic plan has been designed to ensure that ticket holders can access and leave the site efficiently by the most appropriate routes."

Anyone heading by car to Creamfields is advised to follow road signs, not Sat Navs.

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