A lorry has caught fire forcing both directions of the A12 to be closed. The fire is on junction 17 (Howe Green/A130) and Junction 16 (Galleywood/B1007) due to the blaze. The blaze was reported at 3.15pm.
Motorists have been warned to expect long delays, Essex Live reports.
The fire was reported on the Londonbound carriageway.
It is unclear if anyone has been hurt from the incident.
Esse Travel News said: “A12 Both Directions – Road blocked between J17 (Howe Green/A130) and J16 (Galleywood/B1007) due to a lorry fire on the Londonbound carriageway.
“Northbound is being held due to the smoke blowing across the carriageway.
“Long Delays in both directions.”
The A12 heading towards London remains blocked from junction 17 to A130 (Howe Green) to J16 B1007 Stock Road (Galleywood).
Congestion has also been reported at junction 15 and 18 on the Londonbound side.
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