A SERIOUS crash has shut the A12 in Essex.

Traffic reports say the major road is shut following a multi-vehicle crash.

A fuel spillage and debris on the road are being cleared.

The crash is on the A12 Northbound between J19 A130 Colchester Road (Boreham Interchange) and J20A B1137 (Hatfield Peverel South).

The crash involved a car that hit a barrier around 20:25.