A three vehicle crash is blocking a busy carriageway. 

Traffic is building on the A13 Londonbound due to the crash which took place near the BP garage shortly after 7.20am this morning. 

The carriageway between Stanford-le-Hope and the Orsett Cock Interchange is blocked by the vehicles. 

Queues are stretching along the A13 through Thurrock.

Emergency services are currently on the scene.

Update 9am

The incident has now cleared, but queues remain back to Pitsea.

Slow moving traffic on Buckingham Hill Road towards the A13 – slow moving traffic on Stanford Road westbound.