PART of the A12 has been shut after a vehicle went up in flames.

The northbound side of the road has been closed between junctions 21 and 22 at Witham due to the incident.

Long queues have formed and a broken down vehicle is causing further issues back near junction 20 at Hatfield Peverel.

The vehicle is said to be blocking one lane of the carriageway.

Traffic is also building in Witham due to A12 drivers being diverted through the town.

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