A stranded HGV has been causing queues on the M1 this evening.

One lane has just reopened northbound between the M25 and junction 7 for Hemel Hempstead.

The lane was shut because a lorry needed a tyre changing.

The incident was first reported at 3.40pm. All lanes were opened at 4.50pm.

Despite all lanes reopening, traffic continues to tail back to before junction 5 for Watford, with travel time around 15 minutes, according to Google Maps, between Watford and Bricket Wood.

The A41 between the M1 and the Dome roundabout is slow, as is the M25 in both directions approaching j21 for the M1.