THE A13 is partially blocked after a crash involving a lorry and a car.

The Londonbound carriageway is blocked just after the junction for the A128, Orsett Cock, this afternoon.

The crash is understood to have taken place at about 5pm this afternoon.

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Drivers should avoid the area if possible. 

Overrunning roadworks are also causing delays on the A127 Londonbound, where one lane remains closed. 

There are very long delays back to Southend affecting surrounding routes in Thundersley, Rayleigh and Eastwood too.