Chaos caused after three vehicle smash caused closure of A13

Update: 1300 hrs

The A13 has been fully re-opened following a serious road crash near Aveley earlier today.

Police were called to the eastbound carriageway of the A13 at about 9.30am today, Wednesday December 18 following reports of a collision involving an HGV tanker, a lorry and a car. There were no injuries. Road closures resulted in serious congestion on the A13 both carriageways of the M25. All roads are now steadily clearing.

Update: 1135 hrs

Police message

Drivers have been urged to avoid main roads in south west Essex following a serious road collision on the A13 near Aveley.

Police were called to the eastbound carriageway of the A13 at about 9.30am today, Wednesday December 18 following reports of a collision involving an unladen HGV tanker, a lorry and a car. There were no injuries.

Both lanes of the A13 were closed while emergency services were called to the scene but the London-bound carriageway is due to re-open soon.

The eastbound carriageway is expected to remain closed for several hours while the damaged vehicles are cleared.

The road closures have also led to serious congestion on both carriageways of the M25.

Update: 1130 hrs

A13 in Wennington closed and queueing traffic in both directions between Wennington Interchange and Lakeside, because of a serious accident involving a tanker and a dustbin lorry, recovery work and a fuel spillage. Congestion on A1306 New Road to the East Hall Lane junction and to Lakeside turn off.

Update: 1045 hrs

A13 in Wennington closed and stationary traffic eastbound between Wennington Interchange and Lakeside, because of a broken down lorry, recovery work and a fuel spillage. Congestion on A1306 New Road to the East Hall Lane junction.

Incident: 1025 hrs

STATIONARY traffic on A13 eastbound in Aveley between Wennington Interchange and Lakeside, because of an accident earlier on, a rolling road-block and debris on the road.

More to follow.

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