Delays on key north Essex roads from snow this evening after lorry jackknifes

The jackknifed lorry on the A12 in Essex. Picture: COLIN SHEAD/ESSEX POLICE

The jackknifed lorry on the A12 in Essex. Picture: COLIN SHEAD/ESSEX POLICE - Credit: Archant

Delays on the A12 in Essex close to Langham have been reported this evening due to a jackknifed lorry.

The crash is affecting traffic heading in both directions, with the lorry travelling on the southbound carriageway having made contact with the central reservation.

Lane two of the northbound carriageway is closed while recovery gets underway.

A mini has also been caught up in the collision.

No one is believed to have been reported injured.

The jackknifed lorry on the A12 in Essex. Picture: COLIN SHEAD/ESSEX POLICE

The jackknifed lorry on the A12 in Essex. Picture: COLIN SHEAD/ESSEX POLICE - Credit: Archant


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Work is currently underway to repair the central reservation which was damaged in the crash.

Essex Police have also reported that the B1022 Maldon Road between Tiptree and Colchester is in a dangerous state as a result of snow drifts from the fields.

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Motorists are urged to avoid the road while conditions remain dangerous.

Elsewhere in Essex, the B1029 Bromley Road is blocked in both directions because of snow, close to the A133 Main Road junction.

The B1414 Harwich Road near Little Oakley has experienced heavy traffic from the snow.

The road is passable, but motorists are being warned that icy conditions do remain there.

On the A120, slow moving traffic has been reported in both directions at the Old Road junction near Coggeshall, as well as where the A120 meets the A12 near Marks Tey.

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