MOTORISTS endured slow traffic across Colchester and on the A12 this morning after a vehicle broke down.

The A12's northbound carriageway between Junction 17 near Howe Green and Junction 20 at Hatfield Peveral experiencing congestion today.

after a vehicle broke down on Wednesday morning. 

According to Essex Highways, the build-up was a result of a broken down vehicle, which was eventually cleared from the carriageway.

The traffic has since eased and travel times have returned to normal.