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Early morning A12 closure follows car fire on southbound carriageway in Essex

Traffic was diverted through Witham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Traffic was diverted through Witham. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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A car fire caused severe traffic disruption on a stretch of the A12 in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The fire led to a full closure of the southbound carriageway between junctions 22 and 21 for Witham.

Firefighters and police were called to scene just before midnight on Tuesday.

The London-bound road was closed, with a diversion set up through Witham, via the B1389.

At about 12.30am, Highways England reported that the closure had been lifted.

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