THE A13 was closed after a car went into the central reservation.
Delays built up on the A13 London-bound after the crash, thought to be between three cars, between the Five Bells Interchange and the Stanford-Le-Hope bypass at around 11am today.
Essex Police have said no one is thought to have been injured in the smash but debris was across the carriageway.
The road was closed while it was recovered.
It reopened around 12.20pm.