A1(M) Welwyn crash: Both carriageways partially reopened

PUBLISHED: 10:24 02 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:40 02 June 2017

The A1(M) northbound still has heavy traffic near Welwyn following this morning's crash

The A1(M) northbound still has heavy traffic near Welwyn following this morning's crash

Danny Loo Photography 2017

The A1(M) has partially reopened in both directions following a serious crash near Welwyn this morning.

The stretch between Junction 4 for Hatfield’s Tesco and Junction 6 for Welwyn was closed after reports of a motorcyclist colliding with the central reservation at around 7.30am.

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, were sent to the northbound carriageway, and a police spokeswoman confirmed that officers are still at the scene.

Highways England tweeted that the southbound carriageway has now reopened, but the two lanes near the accident remain shut, and there are still delays stretching back to Stevenage.

The traffic stuck on the northbound stretch is also now being allowed past the scene by exiting at Junction 6, before using the entry slip road to rejoin.

However, borough councillor Darren Bennett, who is stuck between Junction 5 and 6, told the Welwyn Hatfield Times that traffic is still crawling, and questioned why more is still being allowed onto the motorway.

Motorists are advised to plan ahead before travelling.

Updates to follow.

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