At 2.40pm police received a call regarding concerns for the welfare of a man on a bridge over the M56 in Cheshire.
The road was closed between junctions 12 and 14 in both directions whilst negotiators were called to the scene.
At 4.45pm the man came down from the bridge and he is currently being checked over.
The road has now reopened in both directions but there is still congestion in the area as traffic gets moving again. Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.
We would like to thank drivers for their patience.