SIGNAL failure has caused chaos at a busy junction in Benfleet.

The Tarpots junction in South Benfleet has no traffic signals working properly at the junction of High Road and A13 London Road.

Traffic is slow on all approaches back to and on the Salders Farm interchange.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area, or allow extra time if travelling near the junction.

Update 9.07am: The fault has been fixed but delays could still occurr.