UPDATE: Diversion routes through Peterborough as police incident keeps Frank Perkins Parkway closed and causes traffic chaos

Police negotiator at the incident: Picture by terry harris

Police negotiator at the incident: Picture by terry harris

Frank Perkins Parkway remains closed currently today, Thursday May 11, with no word on when it will reopen.

Police were called by the ambulance service at just after 4am (May 12) to reports of concern for a woman.

The scene at Frank Perkins Parkway this  morning

The scene at Frank Perkins Parkway this morning

The woman is currently on a bridge over the road near Oxney Road and a closure is in place. There are long delays on roads in the area.

The A1139 at Eastfield is closed northbound at Sainsburys turnoff and southbound from Eye.

There are still long delays in the area. Possible diversion routes available are as follows:

* From Eye heading south, turn onto Parnwell Way to Edgerley Way Road onto Fengate before rejoining Frank Perkins Parkway.

The scene at Frank Perkins Parkway this  morning

The scene at Frank Perkins Parkway this morning

* Northbound from Perkins Parkway, come off early at Nene Parkway to avoid tailbacks. From there roads into the city centre via Longthorpe Parkway are clear. Alternatively follow Nene Parkway to the A47, Soke Parkway for routes north of the city.