Police are advising motorists to avoid the A127, particularly at the Rayleigh Weir, which remains flooded after Saturday's heavy rain.
Officers are working with the local authority to get the water pumped away and reopen the road as soon as possible.
Over 200 incidents of flooding were reported to police on Saturday with areas worst affected including Southend, Canvey, Maldon, Burnham, Battlesbridge and Benfleet.
More top news
The tour operator is relaunching its holidays from the UK to Tunisia for the first time since the Sousse beach attack that left 38 dead.
One of the six girls abused by ex-Norfolk teacher Glyn Jones, has released her victim personal statement in full:
Keepers at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire have their work cut out today as it's their annual animal weigh in.