THE road between Colchester and Braintree is closed in both directions after a serious accident.

Emergency services were called to the A120 between Church Lane and Salmon's Corner, near to Coggeshall, shortly after 8.15pm tonight.

Witnesses have described long queues in both directions.

Power cables have been damaged in the smash and the road is expected to be closed into the early hours of Saturday morning.

UK Power Network engineers have also been asked to attend.

There is no official diversion in place. For traffic details, click here.