Everything we know after flooding causes traffic chaos in Herts

Heavy rainfall has seen roads flooded all over the county – causing chaos for drivers.

The weather has led to roads being closed, blocked and flooded which has resulted in traffic and congestion building in these areas.

Major routes have been significantly impacted since the early hours of the morning (Thursday, January 14) with drivers sitting in traffic and some having to call 999 after getting into difficulty.

Roads in St Albans, Stevenage, Sawbirdgeworth and Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, have been flooded with some being closed by emergency services.

Herts Fire and Rescue have also sent out a warning to drivers due to the conditions on the roads making it unsafe to drive.

Motorways have also been affected with lanes on the M25 and A1(M) being shut due to flooding.

Here’s everything we know so far including all the roads that are affected, closed and blocked.

Hallingbury road between Gaston Green and Sawbridgeworth is also severely flooded
Hallingbury road between Gaston Green and Sawbridgeworth is also severely flooded

What roads are closed or flooded?

Roads across the county have been significantly affected since the early hours of this morning.

The first road emergency services responded to was a country lane in St Albans during the early hours. A car got into difficulty and the fire service had to be called to rescue the driver safely.

Martins Way in Stevenage has also been closed since this morning. The road is prone to flooding and is closed in both directions causing traffic in the area.

Throughout the day, parts of the M25 have also been impacted by the flooding – a lane near J25 was shut and remains shut due to water on the surface.

In Potters Bar, Warrengate Lane is closed due to flooding and is closed from Mutton Lane to Swanland Road.

In Baldock, the A507 Clothall Road is closed in both directions and so is the A1184 London Road, Spellbrook at Spellbrook Lane West.

Photo shows just how much the road has flooded
Photo shows just how much the road has flooded
(Image: Herts Boat and Rescue)

Hallingbury Road between Gaston Green and Sawbridgeworth is completely submerged but is still open. Drivers should be extra careful if thinking about using it.St James Way, Sawbridgeworth, is also flooded.

In Hatfield Broad Oak, parts of Hammonds Road is submerged. So is a number of roads in Much Hadam which should not be used.

A lorry is stuck with it’s back wheels full submerged in the deep water. Pictures show the water level over the road is at 5 feet.

Most recently, Munden Road to the A602 is closed due to flooding and Primrose Hill is also submerged.

What is the situation in Hertfordshire going into this evening?

Currently, the situation doesn’t look like it will improve any time soon.

The weather doesn’t seem to be changing with showers expected to fall across the county well into the evening.

Just to make the situation worse, there are 23 flood alerts within the county and its surrounding areas, meaning flooding could get worse later on.

For the latest weather forecast in your area, enter your postcode below:

A flood warning means immediate action is required as flooding is expected. In Hertfordshire, this warning is in place on the River Gade at Frogmore End in Dacorum.

Across other areas of Herts there are alerts for possible flooding urging people to be prepared.

Flood alerts are in place across Waltham Cross, Cheshunt, Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, Hertford, Welwyn Garden City, Harpenden, St Albans, Radlett, Bushey, Hemel Hempstead, Wheathampstead, Buntingford, Braughing, Borehamwood, London Colney, Colney Heath, Stevenage and more.

The full details of the flood alerts in and around Hertfordshire can be found here and people are advised to look at them so they can be prepared for all circumstances.

Follow our live blog for the latest flooding updates by clicking here.

HertsLive – Hemel Hempstead