A THREE-car crash led to two lanes being closed on the A1245 this afternoon. 

The closure was in place on the northbound carriageway at the Fairglen Interchange between the A130 and A127 roundabouts. 

It caused lolng delays and heavy traffic in the area. 

The collision happened around 1.20pm. 

In an update at 2.40pm, Essex Traffic Centre the lanes had reopened and traffic was beginning to return to normal levels.