THERE are miles of queues in Colchester after a car got stuck in high tides in a notoriously flooded road.

The vehicle became stuck in Haven Road, in Hythe, at around 3.45pm this afternoon.

Traffic is queuing all the way up Clingoe Hill from the Wivenhoe turning towards Colchester and the Hythe.

St Andrew's Avenue is also blocked due to the incident.

One witness said: "Everything is blocked going towards that part of the town.

"The trouble is happening every time the Hythe gets flooded because of high tides.

"The car getting caught has obviously made it worse, but this is such a regular occurrence. 

"Every time there is a high tide you run the risk of this happening."


Flooding problems have plagued Haven Road for years.


Last year the issue became so bad one business, Velvis Cars, decided to relocate to West Bergholt.


Earlier this month ward councillor Mike Lilley (Lab, Old Heath and Hythe) said he had contacted senior officers at Colchester Council and environmental protection about the issue.

There was set to be a meeting between the parties involved to discuss options.

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Essex County Council said at the time it "welcomes and looks forward to further discussions with all concerned parties as we try to identify a long-term solution together".

Anglian Water has said in the past it’s assets were not related to the flooding, whilst the Environment Agency believe it is an issue for Anglian Water and Essex County Council to resolve.