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St Williams Way in Rochester was closed to traffic as emergency services dealt with an incident there

By KentOnline reporter

A residential road in Rochester that was closed for several hours following reports of concern over a man's welfare to expected to re-open soon.

Emergency services descended in force on St Williams Way at around 12.15pm on Saturday.

Police officers, the ambulance service and a fire engine were called to a house in the street after concerns were brought to their attention.

Emergency services at the scenePicture courtesy South East 999 Videos

Emergency services at the scene Picture courtesy: South East 999 Videos

As part of their inquiries, St Williams Way, between Jasper Avenue and Fairlead Road, was closed to traffic for several hours, with police officers standing in the road to prevent entry.

One resident said that the cordon had stopped an Asda delivery van dropping off groceries to a house in the road.

Police officers at the scenePicture courtesy South East 999 Videos

Police officers at the scene Picture courtesy: South East 999 Videos

He said the emergency services had initially blocked off the road completely but later were allowing residents access in their cars.

The road closure was initially expected to remain until around 6pm but now indications from residents are that it will happen before then. 

Police have so far only released sketchy details about the incident although a statement is expected tomorrow (Sunday) morning.

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