Traffic was queueing this afternoon in a busy road close to Southend city centre after reports of a crash.

Drivers faced heavy traffic during the school run today in Sutton Road, Guildford Road and Greyhound Way.

According to Essex County Council traffic control, this was following reports of a crash in Sutton Road at the junction of Guildford Road, where the popular Guildford pub sits.

A spokesman tweeted: "Reports of an accident on Sutton Road B1015 at the junction of Guildford Road."

According to AA, the incident was first reported at 1.55pm.

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