One of the main arteries between Salford and Manchester is currently cordoned off after builders have apparently unearthed what is said to be an unexploded WW2 bomb.
The cordon has now been completely lifted and cars and pedestrians are now being allowed back into the area. It looks like the Hun are not to blame for this evenings disruption. If you are heading into the trafic then please stay safe as it is still pretty packed.
Looks like its a false alarm as the cordon has now been lifted and the police and bomb squad are now leaving the area.
People are being told to evacuate 'The Edge' as the police and bomb squad move in.
The Bomb disposal unit is now on scene.
The Army Bomb Disposal Unit is on its way...
Police are currently on scene and people are being told to avoid the area around blackfriars and the lowry hotel until the incident is dealt with.
A police spokesperson has said:
The whole area is currently on lockdown and buses are currently being rerouted around the affected area.
We are being told that there is a huge police presence but as yet there have been no evacuations from surrounding buildings.
We will update this article as we get more information.