CARS have crashed on both sides of the A13 at nearly the same time.

Three vehicles collided on the London-bound carriageway between the Five Bells Interchange and the A1014 at Stanford-le-Hope which has partly blocked the carriageway.

One lane was blocked on the eastbound carriageway after a single vehicle crashed into the central reservation between Stanford-le-Hope and Five Bells Interchange. The lane has now opened.

Both collisions happened just before 5pm. 

It is still not unknown whether there are any casualties.