MOTORISTS are facing delays on the A130 this evening following a car fire. 

The southbound carriageway is said to be blocked between the A132 at Rettendon and the A1245/ A127 Fairlgen Interchange as a result of the incident. 

Emergency services are also dealing with an oil spillage at the scene.

AA's live traffic map says there are severe delays on the A130 southbound as a result, with driver warned to expect an additional 15 minutes travel time.

Update 7.30pm

The incident has now been cleared and delays have eased.