Drivers are facing long delays in sweltering conditions after a crash has shut the A127 in both directions.

The road is shut at Halfway House, near Brentwood due to the crash. Traffic is slow on all approaches.

Early reports suggest it is a serious crash and reports say an Air Ambulance has landed at the scene.

Long queues are building and people stuck in the tailback are getting out of their vehicles.

Drivers are advised to try avoid the area if possible.