Severe traffic delays are currently being experienced in Watford and the surrounding area believed to be caused by people heading to the Hare Krishna festival in Aldenham.

Delays are currently being experienced throughout the Watford area but particularly around junction 5 of the M1 heading into Watford, on the A41heading towards Sandy Lane and at the roundabout at Hartspring Lane.

Road closures have been put in place on the southbound A41 at junction 5 of the M1 and the north bound exit of junction 5 of M1.

Delays are likely to remain for a couple of hours and are expected to happen again around midnight in Watford and the surrounding areas as people leave the festival. Motorists are advised to avoid the area if at all possible.