THE Runcorn Widnes Bridge has now reopened following an earlier incident, according to police.

The A557 Queensway road was closed both ways  between the A533 Queensway (Runcorn Widnes Bridge) / Queensway and A533 Queensway (Runcorn Widnes Bridge).

Police had diverted traffic away from the area but have now confirmed the incident has been dealt with and the bridge has reopened. They wish to thank motorists for their patience during this time.