Multiple lanes closed after crash on M1 southbound near Harpenden

There are delays on the M1 near Harpenden. 

There are delays on the M1 southbound near Harpenden. - Credit: Highways England

Multiple lanes closed on the M1 southbound in Hertfordshire following a crash earlier this morning.  

Two out of the four lanes between junction nine and eight closed due to the collision near Harpenden today (February 19).  

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 11:48 control received a call to reports of an RTC on Junction 9 - 8 on the M1.  

“Redbourn and Markyate Fire attended and assisted with scene safety until highways were able to make an attendance.”  

Herts Highways tweeted: “There are currently 2 (out of 4) lanes closed on the M1 southbound between J9 and J8 due to a collision.”  

Recovery is now complete and all lanes have now re-opened.

A 25 minute delay remains in the area but should now start to ease. 

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