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Severe disruption: A127 Essex both ways

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A127 Essex both ways severe disruption, at A129 Rayleigh Road.

A127 Essex - A127 Southend Arterial Road in Thundersley closed and queues in both directions at Rayleigh Weir, because of a police investigation. Congestion to Southend westbound, eastbound back to Basildon.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A1159 Essex both ways

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A1159 Essex both ways severe disruption, between Byrne Drive and A127 Prince Avenue.

A1159 Essex - A1159 Priory Crescent in Southend-On-Sea blocked and queues in both directions between the Byrne Drive junction and Cuckoo Corner, because of an overturned vehicle. Congestion to all approaches to Cuckoo Corner including Victoria Avenue.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A13 Essex both ways

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A13 Essex both ways severe accident, around Thames Drive.

A13 Essex - A13 London Road in Southend-On-Sea closed and it's slow in both directions around the Thames Drive junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Car in sinkhole 'was being driven'

A car fell into a sinkhole in Essex
Ricci Fothergill

It is believed that the car that fell into a sinkhole in Essex was being driven when the hole opened up, although the driver is said to have escaped uninjured.

Gordon Humphrey, who lives nearby, told the PA news agency he and his wife heard a bang.

He told the Press Association they initially believed a fence panel had popped out, before seeing a car in the hole.

"You could hear the water bubbling, see the taillights and there was a smell of gas," he said.

Mr Humphrey said his wife Lesley, 59, called the emergency services and they were told to leave their house before it was later declared safe to return.

The fire service said they made the scene safe by about 04:00 GMT before handing the scene over to Anglian Water.

Anglian Water said it was working out whether any of its pipes had been damaged.

Car falls into Essex sinkhole

A car fell into a sinkhole in Essex
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It has not been confirmed if anyone was in the vehicle at the time it dropped into the sinkhole

A car has fallen into a sinkhole in Essex and six homes have been evacuated due to "unstable ground".

The car became trapped in Hatch Road, Pilgrims Hatch after the collapse in the early hours of Monday.

The fire service said there had been reports a sewer had partially collapsed but the exact cause of the sinkhole is not yet known.

Fire crews worked for more than two hours at the scene before handing over to Anglian Water.

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Severe accident: A127 Essex eastbound

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A127 Essex eastbound severe accident, from A129 Rayleigh Road to St Michaels Road.

A127 Essex - One lane closed and queues on A127 Arterial Road eastbound in Rayleigh from Rayleigh Weir to the St Michaels Road junction, because of an accident involving four cars. Congestion to Dunton Wayletts on the A127, Five Bells Interchange on the A13, Rettendon Turnpike on the A130.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A127 Essex westbound

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A127 Essex westbound severe accident, from St Michaels Road to A129 Rayleigh Road.

A127 Essex - It's very slow on A127 westbound in Rayleigh from the St Michaels Road junction to Rayleigh Weir, because of an accident involving a lorry and a cra earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A127 Essex both ways

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A127 Essex both ways severe accident, from A129 Rayleigh Road to St Michaels Road.

A127 Essex - A127 Arterial Road in Rayleigh closed and stationary in both directions from Rayleigh Weir to the St Michaels Road junction, because of an accident. Congestion to Dunton Wayletts on the A127, Five Bells Interchange on the A13, Rettendon Turnpike on the A130 Eastbound and Tesco Roundabout on the A127 Westbound.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A127 Essex westbound

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A127 Essex westbound severe accident, from St Michaels Road to A129 Rayleigh Road.

A127 Essex - A127 Southend Arterial Road in Rayleigh blocked and queues westbound from the St Michaels Road junction to Rayleigh Weir, because of an accident involving a lorry and a cra.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A127 Essex eastbound

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A127 Essex eastbound severe accident, from A129 Rayleigh Road to St Michaels Road.

A127 Essex - One lane closed and queues on A127 Arterial Road eastbound in Rayleigh from Rayleigh Weir to the St Michaels Road junction, because of an accident involving a car. Congestion to Nevedon junctions on the A127 and Rayleigh town centre on the A129.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A127 Essex eastbound

BBC News Travel

A127 Essex eastbound severe accident, from A129 Rayleigh Road to St Michaels Road.

A127 Essex - Queues on A127 Arterial Road eastbound in Rayleigh from Rayleigh Weir to the St Michaels Road junction, because of an accident. Congestion to Fairglen Interchange and Rayleigh town centre on the A129.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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