A crash on the A127 has caused major delays this evening.

The accident, on the Southend bound carriageway, next to the slip road for Noak Bridge and Billericay turn off, has closed one lane of the A127.

It is yet unknown how many cars are involved in the crash, but drivers are facing up to 45 minutes in delays.

A spokesman for the AA said: "The A127 is partially blocked and there isvery slow traffic due to a crash on around the Billericay/ Noak Bridge turn off.

"One lane is partially blocked.

"Traffic is not helped by usual delays."