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Live Sussex snow travel updates – Sunday

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00:25 – Sussex Police update on the A21

23:00 Sussex TW advise Avoid travelling on the A21 north of Hastings

21:55 A21 Hurst green school are opening up for people stranded to go and warm up.

21:30 Gatwick Update – passengers travelling this evening and tomorrow are advised to check their flight status with the airline – and also local travel conditions – before departing for the airport.

Gatwick temporarily closed its runway at 1755 due to un-forecast snow. The airport’s snow clearing teams were in place and reopened the runway again at 2000 after ensuring that conditions were safe to do so.

21:00 Update from Sussex 4 X 4

We are currently receiving a large amount of messages/calls from people who are trying to arrange transport in the bad weather Sussex is experiencing.

If you work for a NHS Trust or other Emergency Service / Category 1 or 2 organisation please contact your emergency planning team who have access to our services directly and will be able to arrange transport where needed.

We CAN NOT accept requests for help directly via Facebook or other social media.

Please drive safely out there and ensure you are taking all relevant precautions when making your journey.

20:55 East Dean Road nr Junction Cherry Garden Road, Eastbourne at 1954hrs. The road to Seaford is unpassable with cars and ambulances . Two wheel drive vehicles struggling on the initial slopes. Thanks to @Aspects_Photo for the updates

Thanks to @Aspects_Photo for the updates

20 :30 @Steadyeddie41 has told us the S21 is Terrible

Credit @Steadyeddie41

20:30 Gatwick Airport have said “Sunday 11/ Monday 12 December: Snow and freezing weather may cause disruption at the airport.  Passengers are advised to check flight status with their airline – and also local travel conditions – before departing for the airport.”

Thank to Mark @Mattime1976 for the Video

19:58: @Steadyeddie41 “A21 in Sussex is terrible. Why it hasn’t been cleared I just do not know.”

19:40: Sussex Travel Watch’s Twitter @SussexTW “A21 Kent st bothways impassable due to abandoned vehicles. A2100 via Battle long delays bothways.”

19:39: Sussex Travel Watch’s Twitter @SussexTW “A22 at Forest Row impassable due to road conditions”

19:38: Sussex Travel Watch’s Twitter @SussexTW “A264 between East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells severe delays”

19:35: Sussex Travel Watch’s Twitter @SussexTW “Current conditions on the willingdon Rd Eastbourne Avoid”

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19:10: Tweet from Sussex Police reminde drivers about basic safety to keep us all safe on the roads truing these harsh conditions “A yellow weather warning for ice & possible snowfall is in place so if you are heading out make sure your take care on the roads if driving. Check tyres, defrost windscreens fully before setting off & adapt your speed for the conditions.”

18:59: Update from Brighton and Hove buses 1/1A Services are turning at Whitehawk Garage.2 Services are currently unable to serve Woodingdean and are terminating at the bingo hall in both directions. They are also diverting via the seafront towards Rottingdean

18:53: Update from Brighton and Hove buses “18 Services are suspended. 21/21a Services are suspended. 22 Services are suspended”

18:51: Update from Brighton and Hove buses “5 , 5a and 5b are not able to serve Patcham or Hollingbury and will turn at the roundabout on the A27 resuming service southbound at the Deneway”

18:21: Road closure in place on Saddlescombe Road, Brighton. Read more.

17:42: Jonngreig on Twitter “Haywards Heath was gridlocked on the hills to and from the rail station from town. No gritters had been. Fire station at bottom of hill and roads jammed. Avoid!”

17:40: Sussex Travel Watch’s Twitter @SussexTW “M23 between junction 9 Gatwick and 10 Crawley rtc southbound”

17:39: Brighton and Hove County Council “

❄ It’s icy out – please be careful.
⚠️ Only travel if you need to and take care if you do.

Our gritters have headed out early today.
➡️ Find out more about how we keep the roads safe in bad weather:”

Credit – BHCC

17:21: Sussex Travel Watch’s Twitter @SussexTW “Forest Row heavy snow fall avoid photo credit Tina”

17:20: Sussex Travel Watch’s Twitter @SussexTW “A267 at Mayfield speed sensors reporting road closed”

17:05: Sussex Travel Watch’s Twitter @SussexTW “Avoid travelling in these areas due to snow including the A265 Heathfield to Hurst Green, A21 Hastings to Tunbridge ,A271 Hailsham to battle A2100 Battle to John’s Cross, A269 from Bexhill A268 Westfield to Broad Oak”

17:01: Statement Stagecoach South East “Eastbourne- are still maintaining service this evening in Eastbourne despite the weather condition, although all remaining #TunbridgeWells route have been cancelled for the remainder of the evening.”

16:53: @ThickBlueLine on Twitter “Huge queue all the way along the eastbound B2272 through Haywards Heath to the A272 due to cars getting stuck on the hill up to the hospital.”

16:44: statement from Stagecoach South East “#Hastings #TunbridgeWells #EastSussex Due to severe weather condition on the roads in the Hastings area, we have taken the decision to cancel all remaining services this evening in the interests of safety. Thank you for your understanding.”

16:40: Statement from East Sussex Fire Rescue Service “At 15:12 we were called to a Road Traffic Collision on Saddlescombe Road, Brighton. Four pumps are in attendance and four officers. Please avoid the area.”

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