The eastbound carriageway of the A27 between Devil’s Dyke north of Brighton and Ashcombe Roundabout at Lewes, which was closed at midday today (Sunday 3 May) as the result of diesel leaking from a broken tank on a lorry, is now re-opened as Highways England have completed their work to clear the road of fuel.
Several minor collisions occurred on that stretch before the closure as vehicles spun out of control on the diesel spill, although only one minor injury was reported, from a woman whose Mini overturned on the carriageway at Falmer
Inspector Andy Judson of the Surrey and Sussex Road Policing Unit said; “Highways England and Sussex Police appreciate the patience of drivers who will have had their journeys disrupted during this period.”
The westbound carriageway of the A27 remained open throughout.
The lorry believed to involved was traced to the A27 at Southerham and police have examined the vehicle and spoken to the driver.