UPDATED: Colchester motorists face traffic woe for second morning in a row

Colchester motorists face traffic woe for second morning in a row

Colchester motorists face traffic woe for second morning in a row

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MOTORISTS faced long delays on the Colchester stretch of the A12 for the second day in a row this morning.

A gas leak near Kelvedon on the southbound carriageway closed a lane.

Slow moving queues snaked back five junctions past the Weston Homes Community Stadium following the lane closure at about 7.30am this morning.

The A12 was completely reopened at about 1.30pm after six hours of delays.

It follows road and rail misery yesterday.

Trains were cancelled after over-running engineering works in Ipswich and two broken down cars and a crash between a car and a lorry led to long tailbacks on the same stretch of road as today.

There were also two serious crashes in the borough.

Two people had to be cut free from their cars after a crash in Layer Marney.

Fire crews from Witham and Tiptree were called just after 11.30am yesterday.

A spokesman for the ambulance service confirmed both people were taken to Colchester General Hospital following the crash near Roundbush Road.

Both suffered neck and back injuries. 

And a man was rushed to hospital after a crash at the junction of Mersea Road and Napier Road at about 2.30pm.

Paramedics, police and firefighters were called to the area following a multi vehicle crash which closed Mersea Road.

Two white BMWs were among those involved.

A man was cut free from his car by fire crews before paramedics took him to hospital with back and neck pain. 
 

Were you caught in the A12 tailbacks today?

E-mail adam.cornell@nqe.com with your comments.

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9:31am Wed 27 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

An unhappy tale of woe it would certainly seems to be.

But what may I ask is the significance of the specific mention that two of the vehicles involved in the day's events were 'white BMWs'?

It seems such a pointless thing to do unless there is some less than immediately obvious mischievous motive.

I am left wondering if this is perhaps an attempt by the journalist responsible to trigger some sort of invidious 'anti white BMW reaction'.

What other possible reason could there be?
An unhappy tale of woe it would certainly seems to be. But what may I ask is the significance of the specific mention that two of the vehicles involved in the day's events were 'white BMWs'? It seems such a pointless thing to do unless there is some less than immediately obvious mischievous motive. I am left wondering if this is perhaps an attempt by the journalist responsible to trigger some sort of invidious 'anti white BMW reaction'. What other possible reason could there be? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: -12

9:46am Wed 27 Aug 14

Nom De Plume says...

QUOTE ABOVE
"Two white BMWs were among those involved".
Big deal what is the inference in driving about in posh uber germana mobiles ? Oh I know wifey can't use hubbies Company Car or Chariot On Tick, because they have to drive to work as Thomas the Choo Choo has broken down: Wifey has to rough it in little Miss Pink Daisy's Ford Fiesta.
Its the build up to the A 12, Wacky Races, Scalextrix next week, where the will be many Aud'si, & Berks In Mercs, racing around getting their offspring to their relative "Education Brainwashing Stations": The Brainwashers will tell their fold "you must learn, so that you can go to big school, where you pass tests to get you into bigger schools, where you pass more tests to get you into even larger schools, where you end up in a educational environment that lets you do b*gg*r all for three years puts you into masses of debt and then gives you a pieces of paper that informs you YOU ARE INTELLIGENT" ! You then go out and earn loads of money doing absolutely s*d all for it, you buy yourself a posh uber german mobile or get one given to you, you even bag the customary blonde housewife in the process and the propagation repeats itself once again after you have spawned the first little runt in life.
YOUR STUCK IN A TRAFFIC JAM BECAUSE THE TRAINS HAVE BROKEN DOWN ! Total carnage everywhere and WHY ?
Thumbs down now below please ?
Oh Sh*t OOMPI you beat me to it for the first hit schucks !
QUOTE ABOVE "Two white BMWs were among those involved". Big deal what is the inference in driving about in posh uber germana mobiles ? Oh I know wifey can't use hubbies Company Car or Chariot On Tick, because they have to drive to work as Thomas the Choo Choo has broken down: Wifey has to rough it in little Miss Pink Daisy's Ford Fiesta. Its the build up to the A 12, Wacky Races, Scalextrix next week, where the will be many Aud'si, & Berks In Mercs, racing around getting their offspring to their relative "Education Brainwashing Stations": The Brainwashers will tell their fold "you must learn, so that you can go to big school, where you pass tests to get you into bigger schools, where you pass more tests to get you into even larger schools, where you end up in a educational environment that lets you do b*gg*r all for three years puts you into masses of debt and then gives you a pieces of paper that informs you YOU ARE INTELLIGENT" ! You then go out and earn loads of money doing absolutely s*d all for it, you buy yourself a posh uber german mobile or get one given to you, you even bag the customary blonde housewife in the process and the propagation repeats itself once again after you have spawned the first little runt in life. YOUR STUCK IN A TRAFFIC JAM BECAUSE THE TRAINS HAVE BROKEN DOWN ! Total carnage everywhere and WHY ? Thumbs down now below please ? Oh Sh*t OOMPI you beat me to it for the first hit schucks ! Nom De Plume
  • Score: -5

10:14am Wed 27 Aug 14

pierre-pierre says...

Two white BMWs were among those involved.

A man was cut free from his car by fire crews before paramedics took him to hospital with back and neck pain.

hope they cut a lot of white metal and put the rest in the scrap yard and a pain in the pocket
Two white BMWs were among those involved. A man was cut free from his car by fire crews before paramedics took him to hospital with back and neck pain. hope they cut a lot of white metal and put the rest in the scrap yard and a pain in the pocket pierre-pierre
  • Score: -4

3:01pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Ontheball says...

As usual, it was too much effort for the uesless Media team at the fire service to update their website with regard to the Napier Road incident!!

Best wishes to all those involved in the two crashes.
As usual, it was too much effort for the uesless Media team at the fire service to update their website with regard to the Napier Road incident!! Best wishes to all those involved in the two crashes. Ontheball
  • Score: 0

3:34pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Weazelbum says...

Wow, can someone give Victor Meldrew a valium?!!
Wow, can someone give Victor Meldrew a valium?!! Weazelbum
  • Score: -1

8:32pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Angry of Lexden says...

OMPITA wrote:
An unhappy tale of woe it would certainly seems to be.

But what may I ask is the significance of the specific mention that two of the vehicles involved in the day's events were 'white BMWs'?

It seems such a pointless thing to do unless there is some less than immediately obvious mischievous motive.

I am left wondering if this is perhaps an attempt by the journalist responsible to trigger some sort of invidious 'anti white BMW reaction'.

What other possible reason could there be?
Surely it's just mire visiting drug dealers leaving Colchester to bank cash and get more drugs. Who else drives white bmw's?
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: An unhappy tale of woe it would certainly seems to be. But what may I ask is the significance of the specific mention that two of the vehicles involved in the day's events were 'white BMWs'? It seems such a pointless thing to do unless there is some less than immediately obvious mischievous motive. I am left wondering if this is perhaps an attempt by the journalist responsible to trigger some sort of invidious 'anti white BMW reaction'. What other possible reason could there be?[/p][/quote]Surely it's just mire visiting drug dealers leaving Colchester to bank cash and get more drugs. Who else drives white bmw's? Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 0

10:30am Thu 28 Aug 14

catflap1 says...

Nom De Plume wrote:
QUOTE ABOVE
"Two white BMWs were among those involved".
Big deal what is the inference in driving about in posh uber germana mobiles ? Oh I know wifey can't use hubbies Company Car or Chariot On Tick, because they have to drive to work as Thomas the Choo Choo has broken down: Wifey has to rough it in little Miss Pink Daisy's Ford Fiesta.
Its the build up to the A 12, Wacky Races, Scalextrix next week, where the will be many Aud'si, & Berks In Mercs, racing around getting their offspring to their relative "Education Brainwashing Stations": The Brainwashers will tell their fold "you must learn, so that you can go to big school, where you pass tests to get you into bigger schools, where you pass more tests to get you into even larger schools, where you end up in a educational environment that lets you do b*gg*r all for three years puts you into masses of debt and then gives you a pieces of paper that informs you YOU ARE INTELLIGENT" ! You then go out and earn loads of money doing absolutely s*d all for it, you buy yourself a posh uber german mobile or get one given to you, you even bag the customary blonde housewife in the process and the propagation repeats itself once again after you have spawned the first little runt in life.
YOUR STUCK IN A TRAFFIC JAM BECAUSE THE TRAINS HAVE BROKEN DOWN ! Total carnage everywhere and WHY ?
Thumbs down now below please ?
Oh Sh*t OOMPI you beat me to it for the first hit schucks !
what?
[quote][p][bold]Nom De Plume[/bold] wrote: QUOTE ABOVE "Two white BMWs were among those involved". Big deal what is the inference in driving about in posh uber germana mobiles ? Oh I know wifey can't use hubbies Company Car or Chariot On Tick, because they have to drive to work as Thomas the Choo Choo has broken down: Wifey has to rough it in little Miss Pink Daisy's Ford Fiesta. Its the build up to the A 12, Wacky Races, Scalextrix next week, where the will be many Aud'si, & Berks In Mercs, racing around getting their offspring to their relative "Education Brainwashing Stations": The Brainwashers will tell their fold "you must learn, so that you can go to big school, where you pass tests to get you into bigger schools, where you pass more tests to get you into even larger schools, where you end up in a educational environment that lets you do b*gg*r all for three years puts you into masses of debt and then gives you a pieces of paper that informs you YOU ARE INTELLIGENT" ! You then go out and earn loads of money doing absolutely s*d all for it, you buy yourself a posh uber german mobile or get one given to you, you even bag the customary blonde housewife in the process and the propagation repeats itself once again after you have spawned the first little runt in life. YOUR STUCK IN A TRAFFIC JAM BECAUSE THE TRAINS HAVE BROKEN DOWN ! Total carnage everywhere and WHY ? Thumbs down now below please ? Oh Sh*t OOMPI you beat me to it for the first hit schucks ![/p][/quote]what? catflap1
  • Score: 1
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