The M25 was closed on Friday night near St Albans after an incident with a lorry left the carriageway covered in debris.
The HGV shed its load on the anticlockwise carriageway between junction 22 and junction 21.
Bedfordshire, Cambridge and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit described the incident as “significant” and reported on their Twitter that they were working to clear the carriageway as quickly as a possible.
RPU South Base
M25 Anticlockwise J22-J21. Significant incident with a HGV having shed it's load and left the carriageway. Motorway likely to be closed for some significant time. Please avoid and find alternative routes. Working with @HighwaysEngland to clear the road ASAP pic.twitter.com/K1ZD02CS3y
— BCH Road Policing Unit (@roadpoliceBCH) March 5, 2021
Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue were also in attendance at the scene along with paramedics, confirming that the HGV had struck the bridge and ruptured its fuel tank.
The fire service also said there are fortunately no reports of casualties from the incident.
The M25 has since reopened.
Picture credit BCH Road Policing Unit