Polegate road partially blocked due to flooding


Polegate High Street is partially blocked due to flood damage.

The road is partially blocked near to the Horse and Groom pub.

Fierce storms battered the county in the early hours of this morning (Monday July 28) bringing with it thunder, lightning, hail stones and torrential rain.

Police are warning drivers to take more care during the storms as the long warm spell has led to slippery roads.

PC Andy Huggett said; “Along with the surface conditions, there are the added hazards of very heavy rain, flash flooding and poor visibility and it is essential that drivers make allowances.

“Use your lights, keep your distance and ensure that you can see clearly - windscreens can be very smeary after days of summer bugs that get spread by the use of wipers.

“If you do encounter flooding, slow down and don’t go into the water unless you are absolutely sure that it is not too deep for your vehicle and that includes 4x4s.

“When you emerge from the flood water, use your brakes gently to dry them off, obviously making sure that there’s no other cars behind you.”

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