POLICE have blocked off a large portion of the Fort Road area of Tilbury after a report of a methane gas leak.
Port of Tilbury police were alerted to the leak at just after 9am this morning (Tuesday).
Staff at several office areas in the area including Basepoint Tilbury could not gain access to their work while the roads were blocked.
Commuters going to and from the Tilbury ferry were also effected.
Essex Police assisted in the road closure.
Further updates to come.