Traffic chaos as dramatic ITV car stunt shuts A41 for 12 hours

The filming of an ITV drama caused major delays on the roads yesterday as the A41 was shut between 6am and 6pm.

Monday, 7th March 2016, 11:22 am
Updated Monday, 7th March 2016, 12:31 pm
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A two-mile stretch of the road at Tring was closed for the dramatic stunt which involved the car bonnet flying up and a scary spin.

But it meant drivers, many travelling around for Mother’s Day, were forced to use alternative routes between 6am and 6pm.

And with a couple of accidents just north of the M25, roads were clogged up for hours.

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Several residents have criticised Herts County Council for a lack of notice and for agreeing to the filming on the same day as the Berkhamsted Half Marathon.

However, a spokesman for the council said closure alert signs have been in place for two weeks.

He said: “The production company went above and beyond to make people aware.

“It was just unfortunate circumstances. The company was apologetic for adding to the congestion.

“But you can’t legislate for several accidents that compounded the traffic problems.”

“Signs were in place on the road from February 19 saying there would be a six until six closure and there were signs in Tring centre.”

The filming was for ‘domestic horror’ drama, HIM – written by acclaimed writer Paula Milne and produced by Mainstreet Pictures.

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