Traffic on the A12 was building after a crash involving a lorry and a car near Colchester.
The accident happened at around 5.30pm on Monday (November 16) on the southbound carriageway.
It was reported that a lorry was in collision with a car between junction 27 for the A133 Cymbeline Way and junction 26 for A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way.
It was believed that one of the vehicles involved was forced off the carriageway as a result of the collision.
All three emergency services were believed to be on the scene and traffic is backing up to junction 29 for the Crown Interchange.
Motorists wee advised to plan ahead if they are travelling on the A12 this evening.
See all of the updates as they came in on our live blog below: