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Witham bypass closed after cars collide with stray cows

The A12 Witham bypass is closed in both directions. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A major route in Essex is closed this morning (August 17) after vehicles crashed into cows that had strayed into the road.

The A12 Witham bypass is shut in both directions after collisions thought to involve cars, a van and the animals.

Essex Police say people have suffered "some minor injuries".

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The incident took place between junctions 21 and 22.

A diversion is in place through Witham town centre and the road is expected to be closed for the whole of rush hour.

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