Traffic is slow and building as police have closed off a road in Southend due to an accidnet.

Manners Way, Southend, is currently blocked and traffic is slow due to an accident on A1159 Priory Crescent Northbound at A127 Cuckoo Corner.

Police are stopping traffic from accessing the A1159 from Cuckoo Corner while they deal with the incident.

It is unknown how many vehicles are involved or whether anyone is injured at this stage.

Witnesses have reported that all three emergency services are on scene including two ambulances and three ambulance cars.

The fire service are believed to have cut the roof of one vehicle involved in the crash.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.

The Ambulance service have been contacted for comment.

We will bring you more information when it becomes available.