Flooding: Police tell drivers avoid A127

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.

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Flooding hits part of Essex

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service received more than 300 calls to flooding incidents overnight.