Drivers warned about flooding hazards

Police are urging drivers to remain vigilant after the town was battered by more heavy rain.

Eastbourne Hastings Bexhill Rye Battle Herald Observer
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Several roads are flooded and motorists are being warned to take care.

Traffic is queuing on the A264 westbound between Bewbush Manor Roundabout and Moorhead Roundabout, because of flooding.

There is queueing traffic on Haslett Avenue East in both directions around the Stephenson Way junction, because of flooding.

There is flooding in Gossops Drive and Bewbush Drive.

Superintendent Rex Matthews said: “While we are aware that not everyone has escaped the effects of the weather this weekend, particularly in areas prone to flooding, there has not been major damage or disruption in the county.

“However, with many people heading back to work on Monday for the first time this year, it is important to remember that road conditions are still likely to be hazardous and all road users - drivers, cyclists and pedestrians - must remain alert to the dangers.

“There are already areas of lying water and these are likely to increase during the forecast rain at the beginning of the week.

“It may only be shallow water, but hit it at even moderate speed and you can lose control of your vehicle.

“If you are unsure how deep an area of flooded road is, don’t try and drive through it, even if you believe your vehicle is capable.

“There can be hidden holes and sometimes a nearby watercourse with a current that can sweep you off the road.

“When you do drive through water, dry your brakes off immediately by applying them a few times after you are through - remaining aware of others behind you, of course.

“The stronger winds have eased, but falling trees are still a potential hazard as the ground around them has softened. Just be aware that around the next corner there could be a variety of hazards caused by the weather and don’t assume that it’s all clear.”

If you know of any other roads which are flooded – or have any pictures of the flooding – contact the newsdesk.