Long delays on M1 in St Albans area after two-car crash

PUBLISHED: 16:57 07 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:32 07 November 2018

Motorists are warned of delays on the M1 in the St Albans area following a crash. 
Picture: Highways England

Motorists are warned of delays on the M1 in the St Albans area following a crash. Picture: Highways England


Highways England is warning of more than five miles of congestion on the M1 in Hertfordshire following a two-car accident on the M1 this afternoon.

Highways England tweeted shortly after 4.30pm: “Lane 4 closed on the M1 Hertfordshire northbound between Junction 8 for Hemel Hempstead/St Albans and Junction 9 for Flamstead/Harpenden due to a two-car collision.

“Herts Police are on scene and HighwaysEAST are travelling to assist.

“Approx. 5.1 miles of congestion on the approach.”

A Herts Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 4.38pm today to reports of a collision on the M1 southbound at Junction 8.

“The collision happened at the slip road to the A414.

“Two vehicles were involved.

“No one was injured.

“Officers are currently at the scene.”

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