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LIVE: M1 shut into London - delays in Watford and Edgware

By Nathan Louis

Last updated:

    The M1 has reopened but there are still severe delays on the road network this morning.
  • A crash and spillage closed the motorway southbound between junction 2 and junction 1 at Brent Cross.
  • The carriageway was closed since 6.45am.
  • There have been delays ever since - on the M1 all the way back to Watford, as well as on the A41 and A1 in both Hertfordshire and Greater London, and across Edgware, Mill Hill, and Finchley.
  • Travel time on the M1 has been more than an hour.
  • Highways England reported that the M1 reopened at around 8.45am - but there is still severe traffic disruption.
  • For the latest, see the updates below.