TWO crashes and a damaged manhole cover have caused serious delays on the M25 and A127 this morning.

There was been a crash on the ramp leading from the A127 to the M25, and a crash on the A127 on the Basildon bound carriageway between the M25 and East Hordon junctions, at around 8.45am this morning.

There was heavy traffic on the roundabout and on the A127 leading up to the crash.

One lane of the A127 remains closed going towards Basildon while work is carried out to fix a damaged manhole cover, with queues pushing back to junction 29 of the M25.