A12 reopens after rubble spill causes miles of tailbacks

Man taken to hospital with serious injuries after a two vehicle crash on the A12 near Marks Tey

The A12 at Marks Tey, near Colchester, has been closed - Credit: Google Maps

The A12 outside of Colchester has reopened after a lorry shed its load and spilled rubble and debris on to the northbound carriageway.

The road was closed shortly after 4pm after a lorry shed its load, Essex Police confirmed.

National Highways reported the debris caused up to nine miles of tailbacks and 80 minutes of congestion.

Motorists were diverted off the exit for the A12 at Marks Tey at junction 25.

Essex Police said the road had fully reopened by 7.30pm after the debris was cleared.

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