DRIVERS faced rush-hour delays after a three-vehicle crash on the A12 this morning.

The London-bound carriageway was blocked between junction 23 at Kelvedon and junction 22 at Witham North.

The incident happened just before 7am.

The accident was cleared by 7.10am.

In a separate incident, one lane of the west-bound carriageway was blocked by a broken-down vehicle just after 7.10am, between the Witham South turn-off and Hatfield Peverel.

That incident was cleared by 8.40am.