A LANDSLIDE has closed one lane of the A12 with tailbacks in both directions.

Emergency repair work is being carried out on the embankment after trees, shrubs, soil and debris cascaded down onto the carriageway last night.

The inside lane on the northbound carriageway, between junction 27 for Spring Lane and junction 29 for the Ardleigh Interchange, is closed and is expected to remain so for days.

Motorists driving on the southbound carriageway also suffered delays after a crash just before junction 25 for Marks Tey and another just before junction 26 for Eight Ash Green.

More to follow.