A MULTI-VEHICLE smash is causing long delays on the A13 in Pitsea this evening.

The crash, between the Pitsea Flyover and Sadlers Farm roundabout, closed three lanes of the eastbound carriageway and is causing long delays and queueing traffic back to the Five Bells Interchange.

Police and ambulance services were called at 5.50pm and are currently on site trying to reopen the road as soon as possible.

Two lanes have now reopened, leaving one still closed with congestion to the Stanford-le-Hope turnoff.

There are two casualties from the incident, however their injuries are not thought to be serious.