A serious single-vehicle road traffic collision (RTC) occurred on the A27 eastbound between Falmer and Lewes around 3 a.m. today, leading to significant travel disruptions in the area. The aftermath of the incident has necessitated the closure of the A27 in both directions, as investigative and recovery operations are underway.
Sussex Police have confirmed their response to the incident, emphasising the importance of thorough forensic analysis and vehicle recovery processes. A spokesperson stated, “We are currently responding to a serious single-vehicle collision which occurred on the A27 eastbound, between Falmer and Lewes, shortly before 3am. The road will remain closed in both directions for some time to allow for forensics and recovery – we only get one opportunity to do this, and we thank you for your patience and understanding.”
The closure has had a ripple effect on traffic in the surrounding areas, with vehicles being diverted to alternate routes. This has caused unprecedented congestion, with reports indicating delays of 2 to 3 hours for journeys between Lewes and Brighton, a route that typically takes about 10 minutes.
Brighton and Hove bus tickets are being accepted on the local train service. “Due to the incident on the A27 Bus ticket acceptance is in place between the following Stations Brighton, Lewes, Seaford and Eastbourne”
Commuters and residents are advised to seek alternative travel arrangements and avoid the area if possible. Regular updates on the situation and travel advice can be found on Sussex travel live updates.
Sussex Tw said at 8:33am “A27 remains closed bothways following an overnight serious Rtc between the Ashcombe roundabout in Lewes and falmer. All traffic being diverted via the A259 which has severe delays and a travel time over 2hrs between seaford and Brighton in both directions”
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