Motorists are facing severe delays on a major road in south Essex this morning.

There are long queues on the A130 Southbound towards Rayleigh Weir.

Drivers report that they are sitting in standstill traffic, with queues building.

At this stage, it is unknown why traffic is heavier than the usual rush hour delays.

AA Traffic News has also reported severe delays in the area of around 28 minutes.

More to follow.