TRAFFIC is reportedly very slow near a leisure park in Colchester.

The Gazette has been told there is heavy traffic around the Northern Gateway area of the city.

One resident has described it as "dangerously bad" and "horrific".

AA Traffic News is reporting heavy queueing traffic on the A1341 Via Urbis Romanae and Colchester-bound on the A12 near Junction 28 for the Colchester United Football Ground.

The website is showing congestion in and around the area is very slow, including by the rugby club and the park and ride.