Drivers are being warned to avoid using a country lane this afternoon (May 10) after it was blocked by a pile of waste.

Blackley Lane, near Great Notley, is blocked by the unknown substance at its junction with Moulsham Hall Lane.

Motorists looking to get to Moulsham Hall Lane from Great Notley will need to use the A131.

Braintree and Witham Times: Picture: Wendy SawyerPicture: Wendy Sawyer

At this stage it's not known what is in the pile, for sure, or how it came to be there.

Essex Highways has been contacted for comment.