A BUSY Colchester road is causing slow traffic around the city due to a crash this morning.

Magdalen Street Eastbound at George Williams Way is partially blocked and causing traffic queues due to a collision.

This was first reported at 7.17am, the AA traffic map website reports.

A key witness said: "I live on the road where this happened. There were three cars in total and it was awful."

Emergency services have been contacted for comment.