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Northbound M11 near Bishop's Stortford and Stansted Airport reopens after pile-up



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The northbound M11 near Bishop's Stortford has reopened after about half a dozen vehicles were involved in a collision on Friday afternoon (September 13).

The accident happened at about 2.20pm and resulted in eight-mile queues on the approach to scene between junctions 8, the exit for Stortford and Stansted Airport, and 9 for Saffron Walden.

Both lanes were blocked and Highways England traffic officers directed motorists to use the hard shoulder.

Some of the cars involved in the collision on the northbound M11 between Stortford and Saffron Walden. Picture: @quitegreat on Twitter
Some of the cars involved in the collision on the northbound M11 between Stortford and Saffron Walden. Picture: @quitegreat on Twitter

Highways England said that there were "severe delays" on the approach to the incident and congestion for approximately eight miles. It advised motorists to consider alternative routes.

At 5.20pm it announced that both lanes were running as normal and warned of "residual delays" in the area.

It said: "Please allow time for the delays to ease. Extra travel time of 60 minutes on the #M11 northbound with congestion past J8A."



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