DRIVERS are facing long delays in Colchester and on the A12 after three army vehicles broke down.
The vehicles broke down at Hatfield Peverel earlier this morning, and there are now tailbacks to J27 at Colchester.
The heavy traffic has been made worse by serious train problems between Colchester and London.
There have been no trains running all morning due to overrunning engineering work.
There is also heavy congestion around the town as a result.