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A1(M) reopens after being closed due to concerns for the welfare of woman on a bridge

The A1(M) southbound was closed early this morning (May 3) after concerns were raised for the welfare of a woman on a bridge above the carriageway.

By Neil Fatkin
Tuesday, 3rd May 2022, 11:41 am

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The carriageway was closed between Junction 62 for Durham City and Junction 61 for Bowburn as police officers looked to deal with the incident.

A statement from Durham Constabulary said: “Police were called shortly before 4am, this morning following reports of a concerns for a woman on the A181 bridge over the A1(M).

“A full road closure was put in place at J62. Emergency services attended and the woman is now receiving the appropriate care.

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“The road has now reopened.”

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The A1(M) southbound was closed near Durham after concerns were raised for the welfare of a woman on a bridge.