M1 crash completely shuts motorway near Herts

There were long delays on the M1 this morning after a crash shut the major motorway near Hertfordshire. The M1 was closed on the southbound carriageway between junction 11A, Dunstable and junction 12, Toddington. Bedfordshire Police confirmed that they were called at 6.25am this morning following reports of three-vehicle collision on M1 junction 12 to 11A.

The collision involved lorry and two cars. All lanes were closed, and drivers faced 11 miles of queues and hour-long delays facing when traffic was at its worst this morning (May 16). The road has now reopened and traffic has eased.

: The latest traffic and travel news across Hertfordshire Congestion built beyond junction 9, Harpenden and junction 8, Hemel Hempstead as a result of the crash, which is believed to have involved two vehicles. Traffic was diverted away from the road through the exit and entry slip roads as a result of the crash.

It is not believed that anyone was injured, according to Bedfordshire Police. A spokesperson for the East of England Ambulance Service also confirmed that they did not need to attend to the scene of the collision. A spokesperson for National Highways said earlier: “On the M1 southbound in Bedfordshire, there are long delays of up to 60 minutes within J11A (Dunstable) due to a collision.

There is approximately six miles of congestion on approach to this incident.”

Recap on our blog below for all the information we have about this incident: