Drivers are facing long queues in Basildon this afternoon following a crash. 

Police are understood to be at the scene of the incident in Nethermayne, near Basildon Hospital. 

Nibs buses has warned some of its services are delayed as a result of the collision, while one driver has taken to Twitter to say the surrounding roads are 'gridlocked'. 

The AA's live traffic map says the crash has happened on the southbound carriageway between Laindon Link and Lee Wootens Lane.

It is understood the crash happened some time after 3pm.

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