An emergency road closure has been put in place for essential electrical repairs.

Council bosses say Anerley Road, in Westcliff, will be closed for up to one week.

An emergency works order was granted by Southend Council today, which means vehicles are prohibited from entering and exiting Anerley Road at its junction with Hamlet Court Road to its junction with Argyll Road.

A diversion is in place and is marked along the route.