DRIVERS are being warned of slow moving traffic on Southend seafront ahead of rush hour this afternoon.

Essex County Council's traffic control has warned of slow moving traffic on the seafront along Western Esplanade, past Adventure Island.

Traffic maps show traffic is also slow along Marine Parade and Eastern Esplanade this afternoon.

AA is reporting an average speed of ten miles per hour.

The city is expected to be busy this weekend, with many families flocking to the coast to soak up the sunshine as the school holidays draw to a close.

This half-term traffic could also be affected by temporary traffic signals on Shorefield Road at Western Esplanade, as Essex and Suffolk Water is carrying out maintenance works, with delays in Shorefield Road and Palmeira Avenue. states delays are "possible" while these works are carried out until Tuesday, April 16.