PART of the A12 was closed this morning because of an earlier accident.

Junction 26 at Eight Ash Green is shut northbound following both an accident and diesel spill.

Two cars were involved in a collision between junctions 26 and 27 at Spring Lane, causing traffic going back to junction 25 at Marks Tey.

This was after a concrete block was reported in lane one of the A12 Londonbound between Kelvedon and Kelvedon South.

12.20pm: Police are putting in a rolling road block northbound towards junction 26 at Eight Ash Green

1.04pm: Incident cleared