Haslingden A56 closed after woman falls from bridge

Image caption Traffic is building in the area after the A56 was closed in both directions

A woman has fallen from a bridge over a road in Lancashire.

The A56 at Haslingden was closed in both directions between the junctions of the A682 and A680 near Rawtenstall shortly after 14:00 BST.

The route was expected to remain closed for "several hours", a spokesman for Highways England said.

Emergency services were present and motorists were advised to avoid the area. All traffic was being diverted towards Rawtenstall.

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