M1 traffic as three-lorry crash and major spillage shuts road

Two crashes on the M1, one involving three lorries and a major spillage, has forced the road to shut. The southbound carriageway is closed between junction 10 for Luton and junction eight for Hemel Hempstead and St. Albans today (Tuesday, October 29).

The initial collision involves a car an a lorry. The second collision in the same area involves three lorries and a spillage across the carriageway. Specialist recovery is required for the lorries.

The incident is causing long delays up to junction 11A past Luton. Heavy traffic in the area is limiting access to London Luton Airport[1] via the M1 and Highways England have advised those driving there to allow extra time. The incident is adding around an hour to normal journey times.

Hertfordshire police say the road is expected to be closed for around two hours. Drivers travelling to Greater London are advised to use alternative routes such as the M40 or A1(M). A Highways England spokesperson said: “The M1 in Hertfordshire is closed southbound between junction 10 (Luton) and junction eight (Hemel Hempstead, St.

Albans) due to two separate collisions.  “The initial collision involves a car and lorry with the secondary collision involving three lorries, specialist recovery is required for the lorries and in addition there is a spillage across the carriageway.

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“Motorists travelling to Greater London are advised to consider using an alternative route such as the M40 or A1(M)”.

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  1. ^ limiting access to London Luton Airport (www.cambridge-news.co.uk)
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