Heavy traffic on M60 after woman falls from bridge

Traffic is at a standstill on the M60 and Lord Sheldon Way is busy this afternoon (Wednesday) after a woman fell from a bridge over the motorway.

The motorway was closed for a short time in both directions after the incident just before 3pm.

The anti-clockwise direction towards Oldham was down to one lane whilst the clockwise direction was shut completely. As of 3:50pm police have confirmed that all lanes have now been reopened.

Metrolink have said that there are currently no trams operating between Ashton Moss and the Etihad.

Stagecoach have said that the number 7 service is operating normally.

A police spokesperson said: "Police received reports shortly after 3pm today that a woman had fallen from a bridge above the clockwise side of the M60 near junction 22.

"Emergency services attended the scene and have taken the woman to hospital with injuries that are currently believed to be serious but not life-threatening. All lanes have now re-opened."

The North West Ambulance Service confirmed that they're currently still at the scene. They dispatched two ambulances, two rapid response vehicles, one advanced paramedic and an operational commander.

Adam Myers was travelling along Lord Sheldon Way and posted these pictures of the traffic:

The Samaritans 24 hour hotline can be contacted on 116 123 free of charge.

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