A12 is now open following collision

More than 10 trays of meat have fallen onto the carriageway at the Copdock Interchange near Ipswich,

More than 10 trays of meat have fallen onto the carriageway at the Copdock Interchange near Ipswich, where the A12 and A14 meet. Pictures: EMMA CROWHURST - Credit: EMMA CROWHURST

A northbound stretch of the A12 has reopened following a collision that saw one vehicle hit a tree.

The collision occurred earlier this afternoon, Sunday April 7, between J19 and J20a near Boreham, just north east of Chelmsford.

Highways England has said that a car has hit a tree, leaving debris on the carriageway.

A diversion route was put in place by the authority, taking vehicles on the B1137 through Boreham and Hatfield Peverel before rejoining the A12 at J20B.

They tweeted: “#A12 j19 to J20A, Northbound, 2 Vehicle Traffic Collision, Car has hit a Tree and there is Debris in the Carriageway, Lane 1 blocked. #Essex #Borham”


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A rolling road block was put in place on the opposite southbound lane to assist traffic flow.

Essex Police, who has officers on scene, has since confirmed that it was a single-vehicle collision.

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A spokesman for the force said: “We were called to a single-vehicle collision on the A12 near Junction 19 for the Boreham Interchange.

No-one has been seriously injured.”

If you have any information about the incident please call us on 101 quoting incident 556 of April 7 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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