A12 between Ipswich and Colchester blocked after cars hit sinkhole

The A12 between Ipswich and Colchester was blocked 

The A12 between Ipswich and Colchester was blocked - Credit: Google Maps

Traffic built up on the A12 between Ipswich and Colchester after a number of cars hit a sinkhole.

Essex Police confirmed officers were called to the northbound carriageway at Ardleigh, just outside of Colchester, shortly after 6am today.

According to the AA traffic map, lengthy queues started to form on the A12 towards Ipswich.

A spokesman for Essex Police confirmed the incident was being led by highways teams at the scene.

Traffic is now back to normal levels and drivers are able to pass through, the AA said.

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