A12 reopens after lorry crash leads to 8-mile tailback
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All lanes have now reopened following a serious collision on the A12 near Colchester.
The A12 was closed heading northbound between J27 and J28 due to a multi-vehicle collision near Colchester.
Essex Police were called at 3.20pm on Friday afternoon with reports of a crash involving a lorry and two cars on the major road just before J28, near Colchester Community Stadium.
Highways England confirmed that there was around eight and a half miles of heavy congestion on approach to the scene.
As a result, drivers were encouraged to allow plenty of extra time for their journeys this evening.