Man detained after threat to jump off bridge closed M40 for six hours

Man detained after threat to jump off bridge closed M40 for six hours

Reporter:

Sonia Kapur

comments 0
Man detained after threat to jump off bridge closed M40 for six hours

The man who threatened to jump from an M40 bridge yesterday is in police custody for causing a danger to road users.

His threats caused huge delays for motorists last night after a section of the busy motorway was closed for nearly six hours.

It was closed in both directions near Cressex Road roundabout in High Wycombe.

Traffic was diverted and motorists were advised to avoid the area while the emergency services and Highways Agency tried to resolve the situation.

One reader told the Advertiser it took two and a half hours to travel from Maidenhead town centre to High Wycombe last night - a journey that would normally take between 30-40 minutes.

On Twitter Steve Bridgen described the traffic situation as a 'nightmare' last night.

Yesterday Bryan Dobson also said on Twitter: "It's chaos out there." He avoided the M40 and High Wycombe area and travelled through Gerrards Cross and Slough - only to get stuck in a long queue near the M4. There were reports of a crash involving five cars on an M4 sliproad at junction 7.

The traffic last night on an AA Traffic Map - posted by Nicola Ricketts on Twitter

Comments

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on

Characters left: 1500

Most Shared

Most Commented

Photo Galleries

Top Ten Articles

Update: Man dies following M4 crash

Update: Man dies following M4 crash

The crash, which took place at about 7am today (Thursday), involved three vehicles. One man sadly died as a result of the collision and his next of kin have been informed.