One lane has been closed after a crash on a major Basildon road.

The accident, which involved two vehicles, happened at around 5.30pm today on the A13.

One lane travelling Southend-bound between the Five Bells Interchange (A176) and Pitsea (A132) has now been closed.

Drivers should avoid the area where they can, as traffic is slow moving.

We will bring you more information as we have it.