TRAFFIC was brought to a standstill when a car caught fire on a busy roundabout.

The Ford Focus caught fire at the Fairglen interchange under the A127, Rayleigh, at 3.50pm today.

The fire led to sliproads at the junction with the A127 being closed.

Firefighters managed to put out the blaze by 4.07pm and all lanes were reopened by 4.36pm.