The A12 has reopened following a car crash in north Essex this morning.

National Highways announced the closure was between junction 28 near Colchester and junction 27 near Lexden after a collision involving two cars on Wednesday morning.

Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service were on the scene. 

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A spokesman for Essex police said: "We were called to a collision on the London-bound A12 at junction 28 shortly after 10am this morning.

"The collision involved two vehicles and a road closure was put in place whilst emergency services attended."

The A12 has now reopened.