The London-bound A13 carriageway has been closed this morning due to a serious crash.

The incident happend on the Stanford-le-Hope bypass at the junction with the A1014 The Manorway at around 6:10am this morning

It is unknown how many vehicles are involved at this stage.

Emergency services are believed to be on the scene and Police are now reporting that due to the fact that the accident is more serious than they originally believed they have now had to block the road to allow emergency services to access the scene.

Traffic is queueing Pitsea and motorists are advised to use a separate route if possible or allow extra time to travel.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "We were at the scene at 6:50 this morning and we took a man to Basildon and Thurrock hospital.

"There are no details of the man's injuries but they are not thought to be life threatening."

Incident was cleared at around 10:50am.