Snow causes more road misery across Hertfordshire

SNOWFALL has caused further chaos across the area this evening (Monday).

The latest snow showers hit Welwyn Hatfield at around 4pm, just before the rush hour.

Commuters faced severe delays on several key routes, including the A1(M), which was queuing northbound from the Hatfield Tunnel and up towards Welwyn and on to Stevenage.

The A414 near WGC was also blocked, following a reported accident on near the B195 Birchall Lane junction.

There are also reports of gridlock on many roads in WGC and Hatfield.

And in Potters Bar, many commuters have abandoned their cars on the A111 Stagg Hill due to the snowy and icy conditions, causing tailbacks all the way back to Potters Bar High Street.

One disgruntled motorist told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “It’s like a car park out there – the whole of Potters Bar is gridlocked.”

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With snow showers expected to continue overnight and into tomorrow morning, the county council has reiterated its warning for motorists to only make essential journeys.

Cllr Stuart Pile, executive member for highways and transport, said: “The gritting crews are working exceptionally hard to keep the roads as clear as possible.

“Please take extra care if you need to travel. If you do have to go out, please check the local travel news first and allow extra time for your journey.”

Cllr Pile added: “It looks like the freezing temperatures will continue for a few days.

“We will be monitoring the weather and will send out gritters and snow ploughs as necessary.”