Drivers facing rush hour traffic on the A13 this morning are having to contend with the aftermath of a crash - which is causing traffic to back up on the major road.

The A13 is partially blocked near the Stanford-le-Hope bypass, with delays being report of more than five minute delays eastbound. 

The average speed on the road is being reported at 15mph. 

The AA said: "Partially blocked and slow traffic due to crash on A13 Stanford le Hope By Pass Westbound from A132 South Mayne, Pitsea Flyover, to A176 Five Bells Interchange."

Updates to follow on the crash.