A1(M) shut near Welwyn after car catches fire
PUBLISHED: 08:56 01 September 2015 | UPDATED: 09:30 01 September 2015
The A1(M) was shut southbound this morning after a car caught fire.
Police were alerted by the fire service just after 7.45am of a grey Citroen C4 being alight just past Junction 6 for Welwyn.
The driver was said to be out of the car as emergency services arrived at the scene and is not believed to have been injured.
A crew from Stevenage and Welwyn had put out the fire by 8.20am, with the incident being treated as accidental.
All three lanes near to Junction 6 were initially closed, before lanes two and three reopened at 8.15am.
The inside lane was reopen by 8.40am, according to a police spokesman.