STRONG WINDS and driving rain have taken their toll around the borough this morning (Tuesday).
The Ockendon Road at Pea Lane in North Ockendon has been blocked off due to a fallen tree.
With this road used increasingly as a “rat run”, drivers are advised to take an alternative route.
Traffic is slowly building up on the approach to the bridge from junction 30 (Lakeside).
With 30mph gusts expected all day, pedestrians and drivers are urged to take care.