Long delays on A1(M) southbound between Letchworth Gate and Welwyn after incidents near Stevenage’s Junction 7

PUBLISHED: 07:40 06 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:22 06 February 2018

A number of incidents have caused delays on the A1(M) this morning. Picture: Harry Hubbard

A number of incidents have caused delays on the A1(M) this morning. Picture: Harry Hubbard


There are delays of up to 1½ hours on the A1(M) between Letchworth and Welwyn this morning after incidents southbound near Junction 7 for Stevenage.

It is understood one lane is closed following an accident and delays can be felt all the way from Junction 9 for Welwyn and 6 for Letchworth Gate.

It’s also causing delays in Stevenage on routes heading towards Junction 7 of the motorway.

HCC Highways tweeted: “A602 Stevenage , W/B from Valley Way to J7 A1 (M) , problems on A1 this morning causing congestion.

“B197 from J/W A602 Stevenage S/B to Woolmer Green, again problems on A1 (M) this morning causing traffic down this road, delays occurring.”

Adding to the delays, AA traffic news reported on their website that the situation was not helped by an earlier recovery vehicle having a flat tyre which has now been resolved.

Buses are also affected, with Arriva tweeting: “Due to an accident and over running roadworks on the A1M traffic in the Stevenage area very heavy at this time some delays expected on route around the area. A602 very heavy traffic due to the A1M problems routes 4/5/8 are subject to delays.”

Related articles

More news stories

Yesterday, 17:23

Police have appealed for help tracing two girls, aged 12 and 14, who were last seen together in Welwyn Garden City.

Yesterday, 16:00

Flo the cat, Cleo the dog and Eric the ferret are this week’s trio of pets at RSPCA Southridge looking for new owners in the Welwyn Hatfield Times Potters Bar Edition’s Find Me A Home appeal.

Yesterday, 11:00

A Pizza Express is set to open in South Mimms after a planning application was approved by Hertsmere Council.

Yesterday, 10:26

Great Northern has said it will be running short-term timetable amendments today (May 27) meaning fewer trains will be in operation.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Welwyn Hatfield Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter