Live updates as all A12 traffic brought to a standstill near Chelmsford

Those travelling southbound between junction 23, Kelvedon south, and junction 22, Witham north, will experience delays after a two-vehicle crash. 

Officers stopped the truck on the A12 near Witham after spotting it overtaking two other lorries and blocking all three lanes.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We arrested a man at around 1.30pm yesterday, Wednesday, November 7, on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after stopping a heavy goods vehicle on the A12 in Witham.



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