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Road 'maybe closed' overnight for repairs after lorry fire

The lorry caught fire carrying wood on the A12. Photo: Sgt Colin Shead (Essex Police)

A dual carriageway may be closed overnight to allow road workers to make urgent repairs after a lorry fire.

Commuters faced long delays this morning when the A12 was shut in both directions as a vehicle carrying wood was engulfed in flame near Junction 17.

The Northbound carriageway remains closed but there are also tailbacks on the Southbound carriageway towards London.

Tailbacks towards London on the A12 near Danbury. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Police at the scene say the closures may have to continue overnight.