A MAJOR road has been blocked in both directions due to a three vehicle crash.

The A120 between the B1035 Horsley Cross and B1352 Ramsey has been closed by police following the collision.

The accident involving three vehicles happened on the westbound carriageway just before the junction with Horsley Cross.

Queues of traffic are reported to be building back to Ramsey.  

Essex Police and Fire and Rescue are on scene and traffic is being diverted.

Drivers are advised to travel on the B1035 via Manningtree and Mistley to avoid the incident.

More follows.

Update 10:45am: Three people have been taken to hospital.

Injuries are not believed to be life-changing or threatening. 

Update 11:10am: Westbound is now open. 

Two women and a man were transported to Colchester General Hospital.

Update 12:25pm: Incident now cleared.