Rush hour queues after motorway incident

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Traffic queued for over an hour at rush hour on Thursday after an incident on the motorway.

Congestion built up on the M61 northbound at junction 8 near Chorley after a man threatened to jump from a bridge.

Police said they attended and the man was negotiated down and was safe and well.

The road was closed at junction 8 between 6.15am and 7.50am.