Traffic delays in Hatfield following A1(M) closure

Motorist face 'long delays' in Hatfield

Motorist face 'long delays' in Hatfield - Credit: Archant

Drivers in Hatfield face ‘long delays’ as a result of the A1(M) road closure near The Galleria outlet shopping centre.

Herts Highways tweets about the A1(M) delays

Herts Highways tweets about the A1(M) delays - Credit: Archant

The northbound carriageway of the A1(M) was closed this afternoon (Friday) near the Hatfield Tunnel, after reports of a man being “seriously ill on the hard shoulder”.

Herts Highways tweeted: “A1001 Comet Way, #Hatfield Northbound - Long delays due to diverted traffic from #A1M Hatfield Tunnel CLOSURE”

Two lanes of the motorway passing underneath The Galleria have since re-opened.

The Highways Agency’s Twitter feed @HAtraffic_east reported: “#A1M #Hertfordshire now has 2 lanes open northbound J3 and J4 #Hatfield Tunnel following an incident. Long delays.”

Motorists heading towards Hatfield from St Albans also face long tailbacks between the London Colney roundabout and the A1(M).

Herts Highways’ Twitter feed reported: “INCIDENT: A414 North Orbital Road Eastbound Colney Heath Long delays due to #A1M CLOSURE”