RUSH hour traffic was delayed this evening, after police were called to deal with a pedestrian on a bridge.

The incident occured between junction one of the M66 at Ramsbottom and the junction with the A56 at Rawtenstall.

Emergency services were called at 4.45pm, and the Highways Agency closed the road in both directions.

Delays of around 20 minutes were caused, but the incident was resolved quickly, and traffic was flowing freely again by 5.30pm.