An accident involving five cars blocked a lane on the A12 near Hatfield Peverel just before 7.30am this morning.
The incident caused queues back to junction 25 at Marks Tey and involved a grey Range Rover, a black Volkswagen Polo, a silver Mercedes, a white Fiat 500 and a yellow Ford Fiesta.
The road was blocked for around an hour and was cleared by 8.53am.
Nobody was injured.
More information to follow.