A WOMAN has been taking to hospital following a multi-vehicle collision that closed the M11 northbound near Epping.

Ambulances were called to the scene at about 12.30pm and a woman in her 40s was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow suffering from whiplash.

It is not known how many vehicles were involved in the incident, which took place between junctions six and seven.

The Highways Agency is warning motorists to expect delays of up to 15 minutes between junctions five and six and drivers are advised to take alternative routes if possible.

Normal traffic conditions are expected from about 3.15pm.