A SLIP road onto the A13 is closed after a crash which has put a person in hospital.

Essex Police have advised the road has been closed from Sadlers Farm roundabout onto the A13 following the crash which happened at around 10.20am.

There is huge tailbacks of traffic on the northbound carriageway of Canvey Way from the island leading up to the roundabout.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We are on scene at a road traffic collision on the A13 junction with Canvey Way and Sadlers Farm.

"The slip road into the A13 has been closed whilst we tend to the casualty. Please expect delays."

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 9.42am with reports of a collision off the A13 slip road at Bowers Gifford.

"We sent an ambulance, rapid response vehicle, ambulance officer and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

"One person was taken to Royal London Hospital by land ambulance for further care."

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Essex Police have been contacted for further comment.