The A13 is closed eastbound for emergency pothole repairs.

The repairs are taking place between the A176 (Five Bells) and A132 (Pitsea).

There are delays back to the A128 (Orsett Cock).

**The incident was initially reported as an accident by the Essex Traffic Control Centre, but has now been clarified to be for pothole repairs.

Update: The collision has cleared, but traffic remains slow in the area and on surrounding routes.