A CRASH involving two vehicles closed Cherry Orchard Road in Rochford for five hours today.

The road was closed in both directions between Hall Road and Eastwoodbury Lane, near the Britannia Business Park.

A red Nissan Micra and a red Peugeot 207 were involved in the incident, which left oil spilt over the carriageway.

A woman was taken to Southend Hospital after suffering minor leg injuries.

The road was closed until 1.30pm as the local council cleared the oil.