Live A12 traffic updates as eight-vehicle crash near Kelvedon …

The A12 northbound near Kelvedon has been closed by police following a major crash involving three vehicles this afternoon. Eight vehicles are involved in the incident between Junction 23 and Junction 24 near Kelvedon – including several jack-knifed lorries.

A National Highways spokesperson said: “The A12[1] in Essex is closed northbound between J23 (Kelvedon south) and J24 (Kelvedon north) due to a collision involving two cars and a lorry. Essex Police are among the emergency services in attendance. National Highways contractors will also be attending to assist with traffic management.”

An Essex Police[2] spokesperson said: “We are continuing to work with Highways following the collision on the A12 about 4:20pm. The northbound carriageway is expected to remain closed for a number of hours.”

Area Manager Neil Fenwick, of Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We’re at the scene of an eight vehicle road traffic collision on the A12, Feering Northbound. Thankfully nobody was trapped inside their vehicles and we’re working as quickly as we can with our partners to get everybody moving safely.

“We expect to be here for several hours while crews assist partners with the recovery of the vehicles. We appreciate everyone’s patience and if you can, please avoid the area. Diversions are in place.”

Traffic diversion route: Diversion route in full as multi-vehicle crash shuts A12[3]

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