A car burst into flames after it crashed at the side of the motorway, forcing the closure of two lanes of traffic.

The accident, which happened between junction 27 at Epping and junction 28 at Brentwood, was attended by four fire crews at around 7.40pm last night.

No one was injured during the incident.

Two lanes were closed on the clockwise carriageway, causing delays.

The car was cleared from the road last night and traffic is not affected this morning.