Two incidents on the Hertfordshire M25 shut the motorway and caused long delays this morning.

Emergency services were initially called to concerns for a woman’s welfare near junction 23 for South Mimms, at around 6.12pm.

Police officers attended alongside an ambulance crew and the stretch was shut to junction 24 (Potters Bar).

The woman was brought to safety and both carriageways reopened, a Herts Police spokesperson confirmed.

Officers were also called to a two-vehicle crash at junction 24 at 6.40am, following which the motorway was completely closed.

Emergency services attended and found “two people sustained slight injuries”, the police spokesperson said. All lanes have since reopened.

They added it was unclear whether they had been taken to hospital. The East of England Ambulance Service has been contacted for comment.

The incidents caused 60-minute delays during rush hour, according to National Highways, but they have now eased with all lanes now open.