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Recap: Dual carriageway reopens after vehicles spin on frozen stretch of road

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Police close A405 in Bricket Wood after ice causes crashes

By Nathan Louis

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    One person was taken to hospital after freezing conditions caused a number of crashes on a dual carriageway this morning.
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  • Police were called to reports at around 6am that three vehicles had spun in icy conditions on the A405 in Bricket Wood.
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  • It appears the vehicles involved were two cars and a lorry. The northbound A405 was shut for around three-and-half-hours to allow recovery.
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  • Hertfordshire Constabulary initially tweeted before 6.30am: "The #A405 #BricketWood is currently CLOSED north bound between #M1 Jct6 to #M25 Jct21A due to the adverse weather. A frozen road surface has led to a number of RTCs. Delays expected - please use an alternative route."
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  • The A405 fully reopened at 9.30am.
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  • For further details, see our live blog.