M55 reopens after air ambulance and police attend emergency incident.

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The M55 has reopened fully following an emergency incident.

Traffic has now been released but is moving slowly after an incident on the M55 at 11.30am, near Kirkham.

Emergency services at the scene of an incident on the M55.

Emergency services at the scene of an incident on the M55.

The M55 was shut in both directions either side of junction 3, as emergency services responded to concerns for a person's welfare.

Emergency services said they were responding to reports of a "concern for safety".

An air ambulance was deployed and landed at the scene and police urged motorists to avoid the area.

Eyewitnesses reported a heavy presence of emergency services, including five police cars and three ambulances.

Traffic is at a standstill near junction 3 of the M55 as police deal with a live incident.

Traffic is at a standstill near junction 3 of the M55 as police deal with a live incident.

Police have been approached for comment.

An air ambulance was deployed in response to the incident on the M55 this morning.

An air ambulance was deployed in response to the incident on the M55 this morning.