There are seven miles of queues on the A12 this afternoon (Tuesday, March 16) causing long delays for motorists.
A lorry has broken down near Marks Tey, Essex on the northbound carriageway, causing a lane to shut.
Approximately seven miles of traffic has built up in the lead up to the lane closure, meaning delays are all the way back to Witham.
Highways England tweeted: “Essex please be aware lane 1 (of 2) is currently closed on the #A12 northbound between J24 #Kelvedon and J25 (A120) #MarksTey due to a broken down lorry.
“Essex Roads Police are in attendance. Please allow extra time for your essential journeys. #StayHome.”
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They added: “#Essex please be aware this incident is currently causing approximately 7.1 miles of congestion on the A12 northbound between J21 #Witham and J25 #MarksTey adding at least 50 minutes to normal journey times.”
Motorists who need to make essential journeys should plan an alternate route, or allow plenty of extra time for their journey.