Head-on collision shuts road as crowds head to Hitchin for Christmas lights event

Police at the scene of the Three Moorhens roundabout crash

Police at the scene of the Three Moorhens roundabout crash - Credit: Archant

Motorists gridlocked around Three Moorhens roundabout as big switch on goes ahead

Workers heading home and revellers making their way to Hitchin town centre this evening were caught in gridlock as police tried to clear the scene of a head-on collision between two cars on one of the town’s busiest junctions.

Hitchin Hill was closed after the collison just outside the Three Moorhens pub.

There were no indications of injuries to either driver as the scene was cleared.

But reports from the scene at 7pm, the scheduled time of the big switch on in Market place, described traffic as a nightmare.

Elswhere, crews from Hitchin fire station were called to tackle a fire on a bus at Offley.

All the passengers were safely evacuated by the time the firefighters arrived. They used hosereels to quell the blaze.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter