A MAIN road which was left blocked after a lorry overturned in a rush-hour crash has now reopened.

The northbound carriageway of the A12 was shut this morning after a lorry overturned.

The incident, which occurred at about 6am near the Eight Ash Green junction, resulted in all lanes being closed.

Following the crash several miles of traffic built-up all the way to junction 25 at Marks Tey.

Although the queues reportedly remain, the northbound carriageway has now been cleared.