M1 traffic recap after lorry crash near Watford

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  • A lorry has been involved in a crash in the southbound M1 at Junction 6A, according to Herts Fire and Rescue.
  • Both of the service's Hemel crews were at the scene, alongside the rescue support unit, after being called out at 11.53am.
  • There were 40-minute delays heading south, according to Google Maps, before it was confirmed that the carriageway had been closed (southbound).
  • The link road from junction 6A to the M25 remains closed in both directions after the lorry collided with Blunts Lane bridge that goes over the motorway.
  • National Highways does not expect it to clear until 7.30pm.
  • The motorway itself has reopened.
  • The lorry driver has been taken to hospital.

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