The A13 will remain partly closed through the evening rush hour following a crash this morning.

The dual carriageway was closed in both directions after the incident at about 9am this morning between the Manorway (A1089) and the A128 near Orsett.

Essex Police is hoping to open one lane each way this afternoon.

However, the force has warned to expect serious delays in both directions following the evening peak.

A lorry overturned earlier this morning and the driver was taken to hospital with a serious head injury.

Police, fire and ambulance crews all rushed to the scene.

The air ambulance also landed.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

A spokesman said: "We need anyone who saw what happened to come forward, in particular we need to speak to anyone who has dash cam footage of the incident.

"If you have any information please call us on 101 quoting incident 303 of October 16."