TRAFFIC is building in a busy south Essex road with firefighters reportedly on the scene after a "crash".

Essex County Council's traffic control is reporting delays in Southend Road before Bradley Way after reports of a crash.

The incident is close to the train station and Horse and Groom pub.

Residents have reported that the fire service is on the scene.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service has been contacted for comment.

The delays are close to the Sutton Road closure, which is in place as Anglian Water is carrying out works after the “total collapse” of a sewer underneath the road.

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