Live updates: Flooding causes chaos

Echo: Chaos at Rayleigh Weir Chaos at Rayleigh Weir

 

THE A127 has reopened at Rayleigh Weir after an accident and flooding closed it earlier.

The A1245 Chelmsford Road in Rayleigh is closed in both directions at the Fairglen Interchange with the A127 because of flooding.

Drivers were stuck in gridlock for several hours earlier between Rayleigh Weir and A130 and north bound on the A129 to the Chase junction.

Traffic lights were down at Rayleigh Weir and Eastwood Road was gridlocked with diverted drivers.

Trains on the Southend to Fenchurch Street line were delayed due to flooding at Pitsea and West Horndon.

Rail services on the Liverpool Street line were also affected this morning after a vehicle hit a bridge in Rayleigh.

The line was re-opened just after 8am, but commuters still faced delays of up to an hour.

A section of the A127 Southend-bound from the M25 to the Halfway House was also severely affected this morning.

A woman was taken to Southend Hospital after her car collided with a lorry on the A127 at Rayleigh at about 6.50am. Her injuries were not life threatening.

Ambulance crews were called to the A127 West Hordon in Brentwood at to a report of a vehicle spun on the carriageway and collided with another at about 7.15am. A man was assessed at the scene and did not require to travel to hospital.

Paramedics assessed a man after a car collided with a wall in St Johns Road, Clacton, at about 7.40am.

A man escaped uninjured after a car collided with the central reservation of the A12 Mararetting, Ingatestone, near to junction 14 about 7.55am.

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9:20am Tue 27 Nov 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

its rammed all along London Road westcliff, to Leigh, to Hadleigh, cars moving about 50 foot in 20 minutes. 9.00am-9-30am
its rammed all along London Road westcliff, to Leigh, to Hadleigh, cars moving about 50 foot in 20 minutes. 9.00am-9-30am DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 1

9:36am Tue 27 Nov 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

still not moving.
still not moving. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 1

9:46am Tue 27 Nov 12

Little John says...

I’ve just spent an hour and a half travelling 3 miles from Progress Rd to the Weir. There’s a police car in front of the underpass diverting traffic off the A127.
I’ve given up and I’m working from home today. Total mess out there.
I’ve just spent an hour and a half travelling 3 miles from Progress Rd to the Weir. There’s a police car in front of the underpass diverting traffic off the A127. I’ve given up and I’m working from home today. Total mess out there. Little John
  • Score: 1

9:59am Tue 27 Nov 12

Shoebury_Cyclist says...

No problems on my bicycle.
No problems on my bicycle. Shoebury_Cyclist
  • Score: 7

10:19am Tue 27 Nov 12

perini says...

Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
No problems on my bicycle.
But do you need to travel 26 miles each way to get to work??
[quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: No problems on my bicycle.[/p][/quote]But do you need to travel 26 miles each way to get to work?? perini
  • Score: 5

10:24am Tue 27 Nov 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

still hardly any movement on London Road Leigh/Hadleigh/Westc
liff in the last 2 hours, wast of time stay at home.
still hardly any movement on London Road Leigh/Hadleigh/Westc liff in the last 2 hours, wast of time stay at home. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 3

10:50am Tue 27 Nov 12

Eric Whim says...

could be worse, could be like Cornwall
could be worse, could be like Cornwall Eric Whim
  • Score: 4

10:56am Tue 27 Nov 12

DogsMessInLeigh says...

all cleared up now ..as if by magic.
all cleared up now ..as if by magic. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 2

11:05am Tue 27 Nov 12

southendcivilservant says...

I work in Southend and live in Southend, I started work at 7am today, the roads were fine in town. I think this is just affecting people in other parts of the county as Southend seems to be unscathed. The A13 in Southend is flowing freely, and has been all morning, I can see it from my window.
I hope everyone gets where they need to be, and safely, but more importantly, if your journey isn't life or death, then for heavens sake, turn back, take the day off and don't feel guilty.
I work in Southend and live in Southend, I started work at 7am today, the roads were fine in town. I think this is just affecting people in other parts of the county as Southend seems to be unscathed. The A13 in Southend is flowing freely, and has been all morning, I can see it from my window. I hope everyone gets where they need to be, and safely, but more importantly, if your journey isn't life or death, then for heavens sake, turn back, take the day off and don't feel guilty. southendcivilservant
  • Score: 1

1:45pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Alice in Her Own Land :P says...

No buses were going to Shoebury - the 1,7,8 and 9 were terminating at the travel centre, Southend. Can anyone inform as to what has happened there? The drivers of the buses said there were traffic problems, but could tell passengers waiting no more.
No buses were going to Shoebury - the 1,7,8 and 9 were terminating at the travel centre, Southend. Can anyone inform as to what has happened there? The drivers of the buses said there were traffic problems, but could tell passengers waiting no more. Alice in Her Own Land :P
  • Score: 1

2:13pm Tue 27 Nov 12

paulss1 says...

Alice in Her Own Land :P wrote:
No buses were going to Shoebury - the 1,7,8 and 9 were terminating at the travel centre, Southend. Can anyone inform as to what has happened there? The drivers of the buses said there were traffic problems, but could tell passengers waiting no more.
No idea - maybe Shoebury_Cyclist could give you "backy" on his un-affected mode of transport.
[quote][p][bold]Alice in Her Own Land :P[/bold] wrote: No buses were going to Shoebury - the 1,7,8 and 9 were terminating at the travel centre, Southend. Can anyone inform as to what has happened there? The drivers of the buses said there were traffic problems, but could tell passengers waiting no more.[/p][/quote]No idea - maybe Shoebury_Cyclist could give you "backy" on his un-affected mode of transport. paulss1
  • Score: 1

2:17pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Little John says...

perini wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
No problems on my bicycle.
But do you need to travel 26 miles each way to get to work??
Over 100 miles a day for me. Sometimes I hit 200 miles + in a day. Try doing that on a bike or public transport.
[quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: No problems on my bicycle.[/p][/quote]But do you need to travel 26 miles each way to get to work??[/p][/quote]Over 100 miles a day for me. Sometimes I hit 200 miles + in a day. Try doing that on a bike or public transport. Little John
  • Score: 2

2:50pm Tue 27 Nov 12

andyh says...

Rayleigh Weir traffic lights now operational again - with the predictable effect of slowing traffic through the roundabout.
Rayleigh Weir traffic lights now operational again - with the predictable effect of slowing traffic through the roundabout. andyh
  • Score: 2

3:21pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Audioman says...

Just a normal day in Essex
Car crashes hold ups just normal
Just a normal day in Essex Car crashes hold ups just normal Audioman
  • Score: 1

6:04pm Tue 27 Nov 12

paulss1 says...

Little John wrote:
perini wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
No problems on my bicycle.
But do you need to travel 26 miles each way to get to work??
Over 100 miles a day for me. Sometimes I hit 200 miles + in a day. Try doing that on a bike or public transport.
Flippin' heck that's impressive... are you a courier? Good stuff!
[quote][p][bold]Little John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: No problems on my bicycle.[/p][/quote]But do you need to travel 26 miles each way to get to work??[/p][/quote]Over 100 miles a day for me. Sometimes I hit 200 miles + in a day. Try doing that on a bike or public transport.[/p][/quote]Flippin' heck that's impressive... are you a courier? Good stuff! paulss1
  • Score: 0

6:42pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Rochford Rob says...

Can anyone explain why there are traffic lights on roundabouts. I thought that was the reason they were built as er......roundabouts?
?

And as for the moron who managed to crash into a non moving railway bridge this morning he should be strung up by his nads with piano wire.

F*kkin eejit.
Can anyone explain why there are traffic lights on roundabouts. I thought that was the reason they were built as er......roundabouts? ? And as for the moron who managed to crash into a non moving railway bridge this morning he should be strung up by his nads with piano wire. F*kkin eejit. Rochford Rob
  • Score: 3

7:16pm Tue 27 Nov 12

sosad 1 says...

had to put headphones on today on the bus the "urine mob" free buspasses etc were in full swing will they ever stop moaning
had to put headphones on today on the bus the "urine mob" free buspasses etc were in full swing will they ever stop moaning sosad 1
  • Score: -3

7:44pm Tue 27 Nov 12

humps says...

Why does the it keep flooding on the underpass at Fairglen interchange? Why can't the council look at the forecast and if it is likely to rain heavily through the night, can they not have a couple of engineers out over night looking after the pumps. It's no good the police phoning the Council at six in the morning to say the underpass is flooded. Th damage is done!! For the sake of a small amount of overtime it would cost, it would save drivers and passengers many hours in loss time, money and fuel sitting in traffic jams. Also this may avoid accidents that happen because of the chaos the flooding causes.
Why does the it keep flooding on the underpass at Fairglen interchange? Why can't the council look at the forecast and if it is likely to rain heavily through the night, can they not have a couple of engineers out over night looking after the pumps. It's no good the police phoning the Council at six in the morning to say the underpass is flooded. Th damage is done!! For the sake of a small amount of overtime it would cost, it would save drivers and passengers many hours in loss time, money and fuel sitting in traffic jams. Also this may avoid accidents that happen because of the chaos the flooding causes. humps
  • Score: 2

3:08pm Wed 28 Nov 12

northlandspark says...

Maybe if councils cleared the drains then flooding would be reduced.Can't recall when I saw the 'sucker out' lorry last.Some roadside drains have plants growing out!
Maybe if councils cleared the drains then flooding would be reduced.Can't recall when I saw the 'sucker out' lorry last.Some roadside drains have plants growing out! northlandspark
  • Score: 0

4:17pm Wed 28 Nov 12

supershrimper says...

Not quite as bad as Somerset. After seeing what's happened there we can't really complain.
Not quite as bad as Somerset. After seeing what's happened there we can't really complain. supershrimper
  • Score: 0

8:02pm Wed 28 Nov 12

Little John says...

paulss1 wrote:
Little John wrote:
perini wrote:
Shoebury_Cyclist wrote:
No problems on my bicycle.
But do you need to travel 26 miles each way to get to work??
Over 100 miles a day for me. Sometimes I hit 200 miles + in a day. Try doing that on a bike or public transport.
Flippin' heck that's impressive... are you a courier? Good stuff!
I'm not a courier. I manage commercial horticulture on sites within a patch from Essex to Norfolk over to Bedfordshire and down to Oxfordshire. Used to be two guys that covered the area. Just me now.... cutbacks. Hence the mental mileage I do.
[quote][p][bold]paulss1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Little John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoebury_Cyclist[/bold] wrote: No problems on my bicycle.[/p][/quote]But do you need to travel 26 miles each way to get to work??[/p][/quote]Over 100 miles a day for me. Sometimes I hit 200 miles + in a day. Try doing that on a bike or public transport.[/p][/quote]Flippin' heck that's impressive... are you a courier? Good stuff![/p][/quote]I'm not a courier. I manage commercial horticulture on sites within a patch from Essex to Norfolk over to Bedfordshire and down to Oxfordshire. Used to be two guys that covered the area. Just me now.... cutbacks. Hence the mental mileage I do. Little John
  • Score: 0

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