A12 now fully open following collision between car and lorry

A collision on the A12 towards Witham is causing severe delays from Colchester. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

A collision on the A12 towards Witham is causing severe delays from Colchester. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

The A12 has reopened after a collision between a car and lorry on the A12 at Witham caused 11 miles of traffic and delays as far back as Colchester.

Essex Police were called to reports of a collision at 8.16am at junction 22 Witham North, which was causing 60 minute delays and increased traffic during rush hour.

One lane was blocked heading south bound - however the road has now been cleared and traffic is easing around the area.

The incident took place on the exit slip road and affected all traffic heading towards Chelmsford. Vehicles have since been recovered.

Highways England tweeted: “Long delays on the #A12 have now eased. Only slight delays remain on the approach to the earlier collision at junction 22 heading south bound.


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Essex Travel News also told drivers on twitter that the incident had been cleared.

They said: “A12 Londonbound - now fully OPEN after an accident involving a car and lorry just after the entry slip road at J22 (Witham north) - delays rapidly easing.”

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According to the AA the accident was reported at 7.30am and also affected traffic on the A120.

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