Commuters faced traffic chaos on the M61 this morning following a police incident.
Lancashire Police say a man threatened to jump off the motorway bridge at Junction 8, Chorley.
After the incident was reported the motorway was closed from 6.15am to 7.50am with traffic backing up to the Rivington area.
It was reported by the police that the man eventually came down and the motorway was re-opened.
Traffic is expected to resume normally following the long delays.