Long delays on M1 after crash near St Albans

The M1 motorway

The M1 motorway - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

There are delays of over an hour on the M1 southbound after a collision between two large vehicles near St Albans.

The crash took place at around midday on the M1 southbound between Junction 8 for Hemel Hempstead and Junction 9 for Redbourn.

Two HGVs were involved in the collision, and two out of the four lanes have been closed. According to Highways England, the crash has resulted in a large amount of debris being strewn across the carriageway.

Clear-up operations are ongoing at the scene.

Drivers are asked to allow extra time for their journeys and consider alternative routes if possible.