A12 closed near Chelmsford after hay bales catch fire

The A12 near Chelmsford has been closed both ways closed due to a tractor towing hay bales has caught fire.

The fire is between Junction 17, the A1114 Great Baddow Bypass / A1245 Southend Road / A130 (Howe Green) and Junction 16, the B1007 Stock Road (Galleywood).

Police says hay bales caught fire and the road was closed shortly before 1pm.

Hay bales have caught fire closing the A12 near Chelmsford.