A major road is closed in both directions following a crash.

Police were called to a serious collision on the A120 near Braintree in the early hours of the morning.

Mark's Farm roundabout has been closed since around 6am and a crash investigation is underway. 

There is currently no access to the A120 or the A131.

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A tweet from Essex police said: "We know this will have a significant impact on morning commuters and on people who are due to travel to Stansted however the closure is critical to investigators establishing the moments leading up to the collision."

Traffic is currently queuing for several miles on the roads leading up to the roundabout.

Motorists have been told to find alternative routes and anyone heading to Stansted Airport has been told to allow time for significant delays.