24 June 2020 08:35
A ROAD has been closed for more than four hours after a "serious collision". Police are currently carrying out accident investigation work on the A27 in Chichester after the crash at 3.50am. A Highways England spokesman said: "The A27 is closed westbound between the A286 (Stockbridge) and the A259 (Chichester) due to an earlier serious collision. "Sussex Police accident investigation is ongoing. Traffic is being diverted via local routes.
#A27 #Chicester closed btween the #A286 to the #A259 following an accident emergency are on scene and dealing please take care in the area — Highways England (@HighwaysSEAST) June 24, 2020 "Please allow additional time for your journey and, if possible, consider alternative routes as this is likely to impact into the morning peak travelling times." A traffic report warned of disruption in the area, with queueing traffic stretching to Whyke Roundabout heading westbound. It stated: "Queues are building in both directions approaching the closure following the earlier serious accident. "Traffic is very slow along Terminus Road and Stockbridge Road due to diverting traffic." Sussex Police have been contacted for comment. Traffic news The A27 has been closed in Chichester since the early hours after serious crash, according to traffic reports. A lorry and a car were reportedly involved in a collision on A27 Westbound from A286 Stockbridge Road (Stockbridge Roundabout) to A259 Cathedral Way (Fishbourne Roundabout). Police and paramedics, joined by an air ambulance, attended the scene and the road has been closed since 3,50am, traffic reports said. According to Highways England, traffic is being diverted and a police investigation is underway. Read more here Elsewhere in Chichester, Wellington Road is closed both ways between A286 Broyle Road and Connolly Way due to construction works. In Barnham, water mains work has closed B2233 Barnham Road both ways between Lake Lane and Gospond Road. In Worthing, one lane is closed on Tarring Road, near West Worthing Railway Station, due to ongoing telecoms work. Water mains work is taking place on B2195 Harwood Road both ways between Horsham Railway Station and Kings Road. A closure has been put in place by Southern Water. One lane remains closed due to construction on M23 Northbound at J10 A264 Copthorne Way (Crawley). Lane one (of three) is closed. In East Sussex, the B2204 at The Green in Catsfield, near Battle, is reportedly partially blocked both ways near Church Road due to a stalled car. Traffic is said to be coping well. The B2165 remains closed both ways between Watts Palace Lane and Watermill Lane, outside Rye, due to water mains works. In Crowborough, Whitehill Road is closed due to construction on Whitehill Road both ways between Fermor Road and Mill Lane. College Road in Seaford remains closed both ways from Corsica Road to Cricketfield Road due to gas main works. In Brighton, Madeira Drive and Dukes Mound remains closed between Palace Pier and Sussex Square due to coronavirus restriction measures. A message from the Editor, Gary Shipton: In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news, I am asking you to please purchase a copy of our newspapers. With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspapers. Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.