A LORRY has overturned and shed its load on the A12.

The accident happened shortly before 5pm today, between Junction 15 for Three Mile Hill and the A414 and Junction 15 for Margaretting.

Two lanes are blocked London-bound and recovery work is currently taking place.

Long delays have been reported, with congestion back to Junction 16 for Galleywood.

Traffic is also slow on the B1002 between Ingatestone and Margaretting as a result of the incident.