A ROAD has been closed on Canvey after a crash.

Charfleets Service Road has been closed following the crash between its two junctions with the A130 on the island.

There is heavy traffic in both directions as a result.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and allow extra time for travelling.

Essex Police confirmed that the crash was serious and they were on scene.

A spokesman said: "We are at the scene of a serious road traffic collision on Canvey.

"A cyclist and a car were in collision in Charfleets Service Road shortly after 6.35am today. 

"The A130 Canvey Road is closed at the junction with the Charfleets Service Road."

Witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting reference 135 of today's date.