Swan closes part of the A1(M)

A swan like this one caused disruption on the A1(M) motorway

A swan like this one caused disruption on the A1(M) motorway - Credit: Archant

Part of the A1(M) near Hatfield was closed this afternoon (Wednesday) after a swan landed on the road.

Concerned drivers called the police around noon reporting that a long-necked bird was on the empty slip road leading to Junction 3 (Hatfield/ St Albans).

Police then closed the road to allow officers to safely locate and contain the water fowl.

At 12.40pm the swan flew away unharmed and the road was reopened shortly after.


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