Recap: A1(M) closed after multi-vehicle crash near Stevenage

Pictures show smoke over the A1(M) with both carriageways disrupted

Pictures show smoke over the A1(M) with both carriageways disrupted following a multi-vehicle crash today (March 26) - Credit: Nick Mead

The A1(M) has reopened following a multi-vehicle crash near Stevenage.

The serious crash and a fire closed the A1(M) southbound between Stevenage and Welwyn at around midday on Saturday, March 26.

A picture from a passenger in the queue showed smoke billowing over the motorway at the scene.

Pictures show smoke over the A1(M) with both carriageways disrupted

Pictures show smoke over the A1(M) with both carriageways disrupted following a multi-vehicle crash today (March 26) - Credit: Nick Mead

The southbound carriageway closed between junction 7 (A602, Stevenage) and junction 6 (Welwyn) after the collision, with queues northbound.

The northbound carriageway cleared at around 3pm, but the southbound carriageway remained closed into the evening.

The road fully reopened overnight - at around 2.30am on Sunday, March 27.

The northbound carriageway is clear after earlier queues on the A1(M) near Welwyn

The northbound carriageway is clear after earlier queues on the A1(M) near Welwyn - Credit: Traffic England

The crash took place in the Knebworth area.

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An earlier National Highways statement read: "The A1(M) south is closed due to a collision and fuel spillage which has caused significant damage to the carriageway surface."

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