The region's roads, railways and airports are expected to be busy today for the start of the Christmas getaway.
The busiest time on the roads will be from midday.
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A chilly start for many with sunshine developing. Increasing cloud this afternoon.
Son and daughter of murdered Chelmsford woman Maria Stubbings have been giving evidence at the inquest into her death.
Mostly dry with clear skies tonight. A chilly start tomorrow with sunshine developing.