MOTORISTS face weeks of traffic chaos after a sewer collapsed in one of Clacton's busiest roads.

Anglian Water was due to start roadworks in St John’s Road, near the junction with North Road, early on Wednesday morning.

A spokesman said it could take several weeks, depending on how deep the damaged sewer was.

“Hopefully, we will know by the end of the week,” he said.

Manually-operated lights will be used to reduce traffic to a single lane.