TRAFFIC is building following two crashes in the Colchester area this morning.

There has been a crash in East Hill in Colchester at the junction with Priory Street and East Hill is partially blocked.

The crash happened at about 7.15am.

There has also been a crash on the A120 near Marks Tey, which happened at about 7.30am.

The accident involving two cars is partially blocking the road outside Poplars Nursery near to Great Tey Road.

UPDATE 8.30AM: The East Hill incident has now been cleared. 

UPDATE 9AM: There is a broken down vehicle blocking one lane on the northbound exit sliproad of the A12 at Kelvedon. 

UPDATE 9.30AM: The A120 incident has now been cleared. 

UPDATE 10.15AM: The A12 incident has been cleared.