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M25 and M1 delays and slip road shut due to crashes and broken down vehicle

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M25 traffic delays near St Albans following crash

By Nathan Louis

Last updated:

    Heavy traffic on the M25 and M1 has cleared after separate crashes brought both motorways to a halt.
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  • The M25 came to a standstill from around 4.30pm after a crash clockwise near junction 22 for London Colney closed one land and the hard shoulder.
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  • The situation was made worse when a vehicle broke down at junction 22, which closed the exit slip road.
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  • A crash was then reported on the M1 northbound near Hemel Hempstead, which led to delays on the M1 back to to the junction with the M25.
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  • The A405 and A414 were also affected in Bricket Wood, Chiswell Green, and Park Street as drivers avoided the motorways.
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  • By 7pm, the delays on the M25 and M1 had cleared.