A crash which damaged level crossing barriers in Nantwich caused traffic gridlock in the town.

Police are investigating the incident which witnesses say was caused by a vehicle driving through as the barriers were coming down at the crossing on Wellington Road.

Police had to close the crossing while Network Rail engineers were called out to make repairs.

The incident happened at around 4.30pm yesterday (June 27), when Friday afternoon traffic was at its peak.

It caused massive tailbacks in all directions.

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