A1(M) traffic held due to multi-vehicle crashes near Welwyn

PUBLISHED: 07:46 31 October 2019 | UPDATED: 09:02 31 October 2019

Northbound traffic was stopped on the A1(M) last night after reports of two collisions involving multiple vehicles near to Junction 6 for Welwyn. Picture: Harry Hubbard

Northbound traffic was stopped on the A1(M) last night after reports of two collisions involving multiple vehicles near to Junction 6 for Welwyn. Picture: Harry Hubbard

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Northbound traffic was stopped on the A1(M) last night after two crashes involving multiple vehicles near to Junction 6 for Welwyn.

Police, the ambulance service and fire engines were all called after reports of a crash at about 7.25pm involving five cars - two Ford Focus models, a Vauxhall Insignia, a Ford Mondeo, and a BMW.

About 100 meters further up the road there was another crash, with Highways England reporting at 7.38pm that motorists were being held between J5 and J6 while both scenes were cleared.

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A police spokesman said nobody was seriously injured in the five-vehicle crash, while no injuries were reported in the second collision.

Traffic was held for more than 1½ hours, with queues beyond the Hatfield Tunnel.

As well as the two collisions, police said at least two vehicles had broken down due to flat batteries.

The road reopened at about 9pm.

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