MOTORISTS are facing delays on the A12 this morning following a crash.

Two lanes of the southbound carriageway are blocked between junction 20 at Hatfield Peverel and junction 19 at Boreham.

A single vehicle is understood to have been involved in the incident and has overturned.

Queues are forming back to junction 21 at Witham.

There are also delays on the A12 northbound near Colchester. 

The road has been closed as junction 27 Spring Lane due to an oil spill. Traffic is being diverted through Colchester but there are long delays. 

Update 11.30am

The incident near Hatfield Peverel has been cleared and all lanes have now reopened.