A lorry has crashed into two homes and is causing traffic chaos.

The articulated lorry and a van were in collision in Butt Road, Colchester, before 7am today. 

The lorry then went through the front walls of two houses.

READ MORE: Drivers and residents escape unharmed after Butt Road crash

Halstead Gazette:

It has become stuck and is causing chaos as no traffic can get through the busy town centre road.

Halstead Gazette:

UPDATED 8.31AM The lorry has now been removed and the road will be reopened shortly.

The accident, which happened just after 5am came after a collision between the lorry and a van.

The HGV then jack-knifed and went into two garden walls.

There was no major damage to either of the two houses and fortunately no-one was hurt.

However, police shut the road while engineers from Essex Highways worked to make the road safe and move the vehicles away.

A spokesman for Essex Police confirmed no-one had been hurt in the crash, nor arrested and they attended to ensure the scene was safe.

“We were contacted at just after 5.30am following a collision in Butt Road, Colchester, between a lorry and a van,” the spokesman said.

“Officers attended the scene and closed the road as the lorry had jack-knifed, blocking the road.”