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Live updates as a lorry crashes through central reservation closing M25 between South Mimms and Waltham Cross

There are long delays on the M25 after a lorry crash in the early hours of Easter Monday closed the motorway for several junctions.
Both clockwise and anti-clockwise carriageways are closed after an accident between South Mimms and Waltham Cross/Enfiel…

Police launch week-long campaign to clampdown on people not wearing seatbelts in Hertfordshire

Police are launching a week-long clampdown on motorists not wearing seatbelts in Hertfordshire[1].
Officers will be targeting people who are not belting up starting from today (March 12), as well as raising awareness of the dangers of not buckling in f…

Police appeal following fatal crash involving pedestrian and lorry on A505 near Royston

PUBLISHED: 12:34 14 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:35 14 October 2017
Nina Morgan

Police are investigating a crash near Royston.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a pedestrian in his 20s after a crash involving a lorry…

Traffic chaos on A14 after driver abandons broken down lorry on roundabout

Police collected a driver from a petrol station after he left his broken down lorry on a roundabout of the A14 – causing severe delays for motorists.

Officers were called to the Spittals Interchange at junction 23 of the A14 at around 6.40am on today (September 29) where the vehicle had been abandoned.

Two lanes were closed on the A14 while broken down lorry was recovered.

On Twitter, a traffic sergeant[1] for the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire road policing unit said: “Team dealing with a HGV on the A14 that driver has left and walked off after having broken down… #chaos #A14 #nobraincell”.

Traffic police said the driver left the lorry in the road after having broken down

Traffic returned to normal at around 10am after the truck had been removed. Congestion stretched back to junction 22 westbound to Brampton and junction 24 to Godmanchester.

A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire Police said: “We were called at around 6.40am on Friday, September 29 to Spittals Interchange.

Junction 23 of the A14

“A lorry had broken down by the traffic lights at the roundabout. The driver had left the scene.

“The driver was found at the petrol station getting fuel. The officers went to collect him from the petrol station and brought him back.”


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Standon road blocked after HGV gets stuck between two trees

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A narrow country road in Standon has been shut for more than two hours after a HGV got wedged between two trees.

Police were called at 1.08pm today (August 8) to reports that a lorry had become stuck on Barwick Road.

The road has been closed in both directions and will remain closed until the vehicle can be freed from the trees.

READ MORE: Boy, 16, ‘critical’ after touching overhead wires in Wormley[2]

Officers from the East Herts Rural unit are at the scene, tweeting at 2.36pm today: “We are currently dealing with a HGV which is stuck on Barwick Road, Standon. Recovery is on scene, road is closed at this time.”

Hertfordshire County Council Highways have also been contacted by the police.

NEXT STORY: First images of A10 crash between Hoddesdon and Turnford show badly damaged car[3]


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M25 crash: Firefighters cut casualties out of vehicles

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Firefighters have had to cut people out of their vehicles after a serious crash on the M25 which has closed the clockwise side of the motorwa.

The crash happened between junction 22, for St Albans, and junction 23, for Potters Bar, and is believed to have involved two vehicles, one of which is possibly a HGV.

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue have said that two of the services’ cutting equipment was at the scene to help casualties get out of the vehicles.

READ MORE: Hertfordshire M25 traffic queuing for 16 miles with delays of an hour and a half after crash[2]

Traffic is queuing for 16 miles as a result of the crash, from Junction 21a for St Albans to Junction 25 for Enfield, near Waltham Cross.

Drivers are being warned they face an hour and a half of delays on the M25.

Follow all the updates in our live blog here[3]


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Lorry and car smash causes long delays on M1 near Watford

Two lanes are closed and there are long queues on the M1 after a crash involving a lorry and two cars occurred earlier today.

The incident happened on the northbound carriageway between junctions five (Watford) and six (St Albans).

Hertfordshire Constabulary[1] said three vehicles were involved in the crash but added that no-one had been injured.

Police and traffic officers are currently on the scene clearing debris from the carriageway.


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Waltham Abbey M25 delays after two lorry accidents

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There are delays on the M25 clockwise by Waltham Abbey[2] after an earlier accident involving a lorry.

One lane was closed as emergency services secured the scene and has since been reopened, but traffic is still returning to normal.

In a separate incident, an accident involving another lorry has forced the closure of one lane anti-clockwise between Junction 27 and 26 at Honey Lane.

READ MORE: M25 Hertfordshire delays after car overturned[3]

Vehicles are moving at an average speed of 20mph and falling to ten mph at the junction with the A10 at Waltham Cross.

Queues stretch back to Junction 24 and drivers are advised to plan ahead and avoid the route if possible.

It is not yet clear what time traffic will return to normal.


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