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Lorry crashes off A12 bridge into oncoming traffic sparking ABSOLUTE mayhem

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CHAOS: The HGV burst into flames after it crashed from Colman’s Bridge

The HGV burst into flames after it crashed from Colman’s Bridge and onto a metal barrier in Wiltham, Essex, this afternoon. Thick plumes of smoke can been seen in pictures shared on Twitter billowing from the crash site. Crews from Essex Fire and Rescue and the Ambulance Service are at the scene.

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THICK: Black smoked could be seen billowing up from the crash site

Three lanes are closed southbound between A120 Colchester West and the junction with A130 Chelmsford North.

A12 northbound has reopened. Part of the lorry container burst into flames on impact. It is believed the vehicle was carrying frozen goods at the time.

Motorists are advised to divert by following the A120 toward Braintree at Marks Tey.

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There are currently tailbacks of 12 miles between the crash site and the Feering Soutbound. Traffic is expected to return to normal after 11pm this evening. Essex Police said in a statement: “The #A12 is currently closed both ways between J19 for #Boreham and J25 for #MarksTey.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any dashcam footage is asked to contact Essex Police on 101.”

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