Car fire causes tailbacks on the A127, Harold Wood

Traffic disrupted drivers this morning (Picture: PA/Tim Ireland)

Traffic disrupted drivers this morning (Picture: PA/Tim Ireland) - Credit: PA Archive/Press Association Ima

A car fire on the A127 in Harold Wood is causing Friday evening rush hour delays.

Firefighters were called to the incident at Belgrave Avenue at 4.05pm this evening and had the blaze under control 20 minutes later.

But the main road (also known as the Southend Arterial Road) is still partially blocked and traffic eastbound is slow.