AN accident involving a car and a motorbike closed one lane of the A13.

The accident on the A13 eastbound between the A132 East Mayne and the A130 happened shortly before 4.45pm.

One lane was closed and traffic queed on A13 eastbound in Pitsea between Pitsea Flyover and Sadlers Farm Roundabout.

The lane was reopened by 6.15pm with long delays back past A1014 Stanford-le-Hope.