A12 reopens after two-vehicle crash shuts carriageway

The A1101 near Bury St Edmunds is currently closed after a single vehicle crash

A carriageway on the A12 has been closed after a crash involving "multiple vehicles" - Credit: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The A12 has reopened after a two-vehicle crash closed a carriageway near Hatfield Peverel. 

Emergency services were called to crash in the southbound carriageway at about 10.45am today, Friday, February 25. 

In a tweet, National Highways initially said: "Traffic stopped by Essex Police on the A12 southbound with J20B Hatfield Peverel following a collision involving multiple vehicles. 

"There is approximately five miles of congestion on approach to the incident."

However, National Highways has since confirmed that the carriageway has reopened. 

Drivers were being asked to find alternative routes while the road is closed.

A spokeswoman for Essex Police confirmed that no one was injured as a result of the crash.  

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