MOTORISTS faced rush hour delays and heavy traffic on the M25 in South Essex due to a crash.

First reported at 6.05pm today, there were severe delays on the M25 due to a crash on the M25 near the J30 A13 at Lakeside.

Traffic control reported on this incident and stated there were "severe delays" and congestion.

They said: "M25: Road blocked, crash, severe delays, congestion.

"Road blocked and severe delays due to crash on M25 clockwise at J30 A13 Lakeside/Purfleet. 

"There is congestion to J28 Brentwood and Brook Street Roundabout. 

"All trapped traffic has been released."

Essex Police has been contacted regarding the crash.