M55 closed in both directions over concerns of man on bridge

The M55 was closed in both directions after police were called to reports of a man on a bridge.

Monday, 13th September 2021, 1:12 pm

The westbound carriageway was closed between junctions 1 (Broughton Roundabout) and 3 (Wesham Interchange) at around 3.45am on Sunday (September 12).

At 5.30am it was confirmed a closure had also been introduced eastbound between junctions 4 (Marton Interchange) and 3.

Diversion routes were put in place while police and fire crews attended the scene before the motorway reopened at 6.15am

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Today (August 13), officers said they had responded to a "concern for welfare call" involving a man on a bridge.

"He was brought down to safety and it looks like the motorway reopened at around 6.15am," a spokesman for Lancashire Police added.

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The M55 was closed in both directions following a "concern for welfare call".

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