Bedfordshire Police have confirmed that three men died in a collision on the M1 early this morning.
A double decker coach was involved in a collision with a car, which had stopped on the hard shoulder near Flitwick. Three men in the car died at the scene. Another man has been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford with serious injuries. Nobody in the coach, which was travelling from Kent, was injured.
The police are liaising with the three men's next of kin, and are investigating the circumstances of the collision. They expect the road to stay closed for at least the next few hours.
Drivers are being taken off the motorway at Junction 12, and are being diverted through Westoning, Flitwick, Steppingley and on to the A507. The police are asking any potential witnesses to contact them.
Police are at the scene of a serious crash which has closed part of the M1 in Bedfordshire.
Emergency crews were called at 6.46am following a collision involving a coach and a car between junction 12 and 13 of the northbound carriageway resulting in a number of serious injuries.
Drivers are being taken off the motorway at Junction 12 and will find diversion signs that direct them through Westoning, Flitwick, Steppingley and on to the A507. They are then signposted to Ridgmont and back to Junction 13.
The northbound carriageway only has been closed for a full collision investigation and diversions are being established. Motorists are advised that these diversions are likely to be in place for most of the day and to plan alternative routes.
Anyone who witnessed the collision can contact Bedfordshire Police, in confidence, on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police have closed a section of the A1(M) southbound in Hertfordshire after a serious collision near Welwyn Garden City.
The emergency services are at the scene, and traffic is being diverted between junction six for Welwyn, and junction four for Hatfield. The incident is causing severe congestion, and fire crews are asking drivers to avoid the area.
The Highways Agency advises those heading from the north down to London use the A14 eastbound and the M11 southbound instead.
One lane blocked southbound between Luton Airport (J10) and Redbourn (J9) due to a broken down lorry. Congestion to Flitwick (J12).
Investigations are continuing after a coach and a lorry crashed on the A1 in Cambridgeshire.
It happened on the northbound carriageway near Buckden at about 5.30 yesterday morning.
Ambulance, police and fire crews were called to the scene. Thirteen people were taken to hospital - two of them with serious injuries. All were released yesterday.
The remaining passengers went to a temporary rest centre before continuing their journey from London to Newcastle. The northbound carriageway was blocked for most of the day.
15 minute delays on the Norwich - London Liverpool Street line due to a signalling fault near Manningtree in Essex.
The M1 is blocked northbound between junction 8 and junction 9 (Redbourn). It is reported that a lorry has overturned, and is blocking all four northbound lanes.
Closed in both directions at Hastingwood after an accident between the M11 (J7/Harlow) and Rayley Lane (North Weald Roundabout).
The A10 Cambridge Road is blocked southbound due to an accident involving two vehicles between Stretham and Chittering.
A car has overturned on the M11 northbound exit slip road at Cambridge (J11 - Cambridge South / Harston).