A23 closed after serious collision in Albourne

The scene of the crash. Picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-180120-201453001
The scene of the crash. Picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-180120-201453001
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A serious accident in Albourne has closed part of the A23 this evening (Saturday, January 20).

The southbound lane is closed to traffic between A2300 at Hickstead and A273 in Pyecombe due to a serious injury collision, Highways England said in a tweet.

The incident happened around 5pm.

Police and paramedics are at the scene and Highways England has warned the road could be closed for quite a while.