Essex: Delays on motorway after multi-car incident

There is six miles of queuing traffic on the M11 in Essex

There is six miles of queuing traffic on the M11 in Essex - Credit: ©Archant Photographic 2010

A collision involving several vehicles is causing huge tailbacks on the M11 in north Essex.

There are now delays of up to 90 minutes on the motorway between junctions eight and nine southbound.

The incident happened on the just north of Saffron Walden shortly before 6.30am.

Two vans and three cars were involved in the collision which resulted in an oil spillage across the carriageway.

Emergency services attended the incident and two people from taken from the scene in ambulances, although it is not thought their injuries are serious.

Although the vehciles have now been moved to the hard shoulder one lane is still closed so the spilt oil can be cleared up.

The queue has now stretched six miles long with congestion all the way back to junction 10 for Duxford.

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There is also queuing traffic on the northbound carriage way as people slow down to take a look at the incident.