Waterloo Road in Blackpool closed due to ‘welfare incident’

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Officers from Lancashire Constabulary were called to help a woman in distress

Waterloo Road, Blackpool

Waterloo Road, Blackpool (Image: Google)

A busy Blackpool A-road was closed this afternoon due to a welfare incident in the seaside town.

The A5073 Waterloo Road in Blackpool was closed just shortly after 5.30pm today (June 3) due to the incident.

There was also a closure in place down Seasiders Way, which passes under Waterloo Road.

A Lancashire Constabulary spokesperson confirmed the incident concerned a “woman on a bridge”.

Thankfully by 5.45pm the incident had been resolved and the woman was brought to safety by emergency service officials.

A police statement during the closure said: “We are currently dealing with a concern for welfare incident at Waterloo Road.

“Officers are at the scene and there are road closures in place on Waterloo Road and Seasiders Way.

“Please avoid the area if you can.”

Traffic website Inrix said: “A5073 Waterloo Road in both directions closed, slow traffic due to police incident between Parkinson Way and B5262 Lytham Road.

“Also closing a part of Seasiders Way.”

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