MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the A13 Londonbound tonight as closes for emergency resurfacing.

Following an accident yesterday afternoon, in which a lorry leaked 200 litres of diesel after colliding with two cars, one lane was closed between the A128 Orsett Cock and Dock Approach junctions and will remain so today - causing queues back to the Stanford-le-Hope bypass.

From 8pm tonight, however, the entire carriageway will be closed between the two junctions until 5am.

Any motorists travelling Londonbound between those times are advised to make alternative arrangements.