DRIVERS were left stranded on Mersea Island after a crash resulted in a road which connects motorists to Colchester being closed for three hours.

Emergency services were called to The Strood, in Mersea, shortly after 3pm on Thursday after two vehicles were involved in a crash on the road.

As a result of the accident, which saw police, firefighters and paramedics rush to the scene, the road was completely cordoned off.

During closure of The Strood, which is covered by the tide twice a day for one week per month, no vehicles were allowed to enter or leave Mersea Island.


After three hours at the scene, however, Essex police reopened the road.

A spokesman for the force said: "Officers were called to assist with a road closure at The Strood, Colchester, shortly before 3.05pm on Wednesday 10 October, following reports of a collision involving two vehicles.

“Ambulance and fire service colleagues also attended.

“No life-threatening or life-changing injuries were reported.

“The Strood was fully reopened to traffic by 6.04pm.”

At the time of publication, all is currently well on The Strood  and there are no other incidents to report.