M61 motorway closures lifted after man fell from bridge near junction eight for Chorley - Lancashire

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A man has fallen from a bridge over the M61 near junction eight for Chorley.

All road closures have now been lifted.

M61 motorway closed

M61 motorway closed

A police spokesman said: “It is believed that a man has fallen from a bridge over the motorway.”

A motorist who passed the scene this morning said: "The motorway is at a complete standstill. I got on at Chorley going north and the opposite carriageway was completely deserted.

"Then I saw a police roadblock further up and all lanes had been closed."

The M61 was closed this morning in both directions

The M61 was closed this morning in both directions