The A127 was shut after a van collided with the central reservation.
The westbound carriageway, heading towards London, was blocked near Laindon at around 8.30am this morning following a collision (Sunday, October 31).
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Traffic was blocked between High Road (Fortune Of War, Laindon) and the junction with the B148 (Dunton Junction, Dunton Wayletts).
There were long delays on the road, with queueing traffic for miles, however, the road was reopened and traffic returned to normal by 11am.
Follow our live blog below for all the latest updates on the crash as we got them: