A12 closed after two crashes at Copdock

There are long delays on the A12 near Ipswich this afternoon with the road closed in both directions following two collisions.

The first just after half past 12 involved six vehicles on the northbound carriageway near the Copdock Mill interchange.

A12 closed after two crashes at Copdock

A second happened just after 2 on the southbound carriageway opposite the scene of the initial pile up, this time involving three vehicles.

Traffic on heading south is being diverted off at Washbrook, northbound traffic is being diverted at the Capel St Mary junction.

Police say both sides of the A12 will be closed for a time and are asking drivers to avoid the area.