A1 (M) traffic: Long delays after multiple vehicle crash near Welwyn Garden City

Part of the A1 (M) was closed this morning after an accident involving 5 vehicles.

The collision occurred on the southbound carriageway between Exit 4 for Hertford and Welwyn Garden City and Exit 3 for the A414 North Orbital Road for St Albans and South Hatfield at 7.48am.

The incident involved a gray Toyota station wagon, a white Ford Transit van, a black Toyota van, a black VW Tiguan and a white Vauxhall van.

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Two lanes have been closed and there are long delays in the area with congestion going all the way to Exit 6 for Welwyn and Welwyn Garden City.

Both lanes reopened at 9.45am.

There was a 40 minute delay as a result of the collision, but traffic should now be clear.

The incident also caused long delays on the southbound carriageway of the nearby A1000 – Great North Road, in Hatfield.

Drivers going in this direction are advised to allow extra time to complete their journey or to look for alternative routes.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Constabulary said: “Police were called at 7.48am today (Tuesday 14 September) to report a road collision involving five vehicles on the southbound A1M near junction four.

“A gray Toyota station wagon, a white Ford Transit van, a black Toyota van, a black VW Tiguan and a white Vauxhall van were involved.

“The collision had blocked two lanes of the roadway.

“The officers were present and no injuries were reported.

“The road was clear and vehicle recovery was completed at 9:50 am.”

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