A CRASH has been reported on a busy route in Colchester.

Whitehall Road at the Hythe is understood to be blocked because of an incident.

The incident is close to the turn off for the Whitehall Industrial Estate.

Traffic is building in the area and is likely to worsen during rush hour. 

A witness reported the whole road being shut off.

One man said: "The road has been coned off.

"Traffic is queueing all the way up Old Heath Road.

"Port Lane is also blocked by traffic with traffic as people are trying to get through.

"It is going to get even worse in the next half an hour."

Passesrsby are reporting it is a crash between a lorry and a car.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they had to free two people who had become trapped in their vehicles.