Watch the aftermath of a 17-vehicle crash on the A120 between Colchester and Elmstead Market

The incident happened on the A120 in Essex. File picture: ANDREW PARTRIDGE

The incident happened on the A120 in Essex. File picture: ANDREW PARTRIDGE - Credit: Andrew Partridge

Essex Police has reported a 17-vehicle crash on the A120 between Colchester and Elmstead Market this morning.

Officers were called shortly after 10am to the Clacton-bound carriageway, where at least 17 vehicles are confirmed to have been involved.

A force spokeswoman said that one person has sustained a minor injury, but several cars had damage.

Officers are urging motorists to avoid the area entirely while recovery is underway.

The spokeswoman added: “These conditions are challenging and drivers need to remember to take appropriate safety measures while driving at this time given the weather conditions.”


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