Sussex Police are continuing to assist drivers stuck across the county due to this evening’s adverse weather conditions.
Inspector James Biggs from the Road Policing Unit said: “The worst areas at the moment are parts of the A23 and M23 particularly around Handcross Hill. Officers are assisting the gritters to try and get them to these areas as soon as possible. If drivers could assist us by allowing the gritters through the congestion as much as possible this would be greatly appreciated.
“Many drivers have been rescued but I know many more have endured long hours stuck in their vehicles. Please bear with us; we are working to full capacity, along with our partners in the Highways Agency to help you. If you are in trouble from a health perspective, or you have very young children with you, then please call 999. Stay in your car and keep warm by running the engine as much as you can.”
“We are grateful to the local media and members of the public who have been re-tweeting our advice and information throughout the evening.”
Haywards Heath was left at a standstill at rush hour last night as blizzard conditions hit the town.
Many motorists were stuck on the A23 for up to ten hours
Current situation on the roads:
M23 and A23, Pyecombe and Handcross Hill remain gridlocked but gritters currentky working to get it cleared.
East of the county - A21, A22, A26 and A27 are passable but very slow
West - A27 still closed at Worthing. A29 closed at Bury Hill
Coast roads - A259 shut at Beachy Head / Eastbourne
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Weather for Haywards Heath
Sunday 19 May 2013
Temperature: 10 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: North east
Temperature: 12 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 14 mph
Wind direction: North