Gas leak shuts main road to and from Southend-on-Sea

The main route in and out of Southend-on Sea has been closed in both directions due to a gas leak.

Roads and traffic monitoring service Inrix first reported the incident, in the A127, shortly after 1am this morning.

The route has been shut between Weir and Eastwood.

In an update at 1.11am, Inrix said that Southend Arterial Road was closed between A1015 Rayleigh Road (Kent Elms Corner, Southend-on-sea) and A129 Rayleigh Road (Rayleigh Weir, Rayleigh).

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