A1(M) reopens after car fire near Welwyn


A1(M) - Credit: Archant

The A1(M) has reopened near Welwyn after two separate car fires forced the motorway’s closure earlier today (Saturday).

The southbound carriageway between Junction 7 for Stevenage and Junction 6 for Welwyn has now opened after the second vehicle fire.

The Highways Agency (@HAtraffic_east) tweeted: “#Hertfordshire Recovery trucks have removed the burnt-out car on the #A1M southbound J7 - J6 and we’ve re-opened the last lane closure.”

A serious accident around lunchtime had earlier forced the motorway’s closure from Junction 6 (Welwyn) to Junction 4 (Hatfield) on the southbound carriageway for more than five hours.

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