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Explosion At Buncefield Oil Depot - Hertfordshire

December 11, 2005
EXPLOSION AT BUNCEFIELD OIL DEPOT
http://www.herts.police.uk/
By Susie ODea

Police and other emergency services are attending the area of Buncefield Oil Depot in Hemel Hempstead this morning following reports of an explosion just after 6am.

There is nothing to suggest at this stage that this is anything other than an accident although we are keeping an open mind. Contrary to rumours circulating there is also nothing to suggest that a plane is involved in this incident.

The M1 motorway is closed in both directions from Junction 9 the A5 to junction 6a at the M25 interchange. The M10 motorway is also completely closed in both directions as well as some artillery roads in Hemel Hempstead. Drivers are advised to completely avoid the area and find alternative routes.

As soon as we have any more information in relation to this incident we will place updates onto this site.

ENDS

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