A slip-road on the A1 has finally re-opened, more than a month after it was shut following a burst water main.

Affinity Water has been carrying out an extremely "complex" repair at the Rowley Lane junction in Borehamwood since the first week of February but it has confirmed today that the slip road and flyover has re-opened.

It it great news for drivers who have faced delays on the A1 and surrounding routes into Stirling Corner for weeks, and it will especially be welcomed as it comes just in time for the new working week.

Affinity Water originally thought they were dealing with a routine burst water main but it soon became clear this was not the case.

After inspection, they decided to excavate pipework more than six metres underground.

Works were further hampered by a second burst water main at Galley Lane before cold weather set in which delayed works once again.

More than 100 metres of new pipes has been laid during the repair.

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Affinity Water has thanked road users and customers for their patience and understanding during this "extensive difficult" repair work.