Police incident forced M6 closure

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News story

A POLICE incident forced the closure of both Northbound and Southbound carriageways of the M6 near Wigan.

Both carriageways were closed - between junction 25 Marus Bridge and junction 26 Orrell at around 4.40pm today (Tuesday).

Police officers were called following reports of a woman standing on the wrong side of the fencing on the Pemberton Road bridge.

The carriageways re-opened around 20 minutes later after officers talked the woman down. She has now been detained under the mental health act.