A THREE-VEHICLE crash caused rush-hour delays on the A12 at Kelvedon this morning.

The accident happened on the London-bound carriageway between between Junction 24 for Kelvedon North and Junction 23 for Kelvedon South at about 8am today.

One lane of the carriageway was reported to be blocked.

It was cleared just after 9am.

In a separate incident, one lane of the A12 northbound was blocked by a three-vehicle crash between Hatfield Peverel and Witham South.

That incident was cleared by just after 8am today.

There has been serious disruption on Essex roads this morning after heavy rain overnight left standing water.

Drivers are being urged to slow down and use dipped headlights.