THERE were long delays on the A127 earlier this evening after a three-vehicle crash.

The smash was just before the junction leading to the Halfway House and the A128 Brentwood Road, before the Dunton turn-off.

The eastbound collision meant the road was partially blocked with queues stretching back to Junction 29 on the M25.

The road was cleared of debris shortly before 6pm although queues continued to cause problems into the evening.