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.

By Sean Gleaves
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

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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