SNOW: Power failures, School closures for West Sussex, rubbish collections, train times and traffic information, - updated

DUE to heavy snow today (Wednesday, January 6) and last night, a number of schools have been closed by West Sussex County Council.

Power down

Residents in Findon have been left without power after blue sparks shot 10ft in the air on Tuesday (January 5).

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Home owners in Findon Road were shocked after hearing a loud bang at 10pm and then seeing sparks jumping in the air before the electricity cut out.

Police and fire crews blocked the area off.

Chris Wright, 35, of Findon Road, had just got in from coaching the Worthing Thunder's under 18's training side when he heard the loud noise.

He said: "It was scary stuff. Blue sparks were shooting 10ft in the air.

"I am surprised the fire brigade got quite so close."

The power cut on Tuesday night carried on into today (Wednesday, January 6) and is the second one the residents have experienced in the last two weeks following a power cut out on Christmas Day after gas men mistakenly cut through electricity cables.

Closed schools

All West Sussex Adult Education courses have been cancelled this week, including Saturday, January 9.

Rustington Community Primary School

St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School, Angmering

Northbrook College (all campuses)

Holmbush Primary School

St Mary's CofE Primary School, Clymping

Shoreham Academy

Albourne CofE Primary School

Ferring CofE Primary School

Arun Vale Infant School

Eastbrook Primary

East Preston Infant School

Oak Grove College

Goring-by-Sea CofE First School

Chesswood Middle School

Georgian Gardens Community Primary School

Field Place First School

St Nicolas and St Mary CE (aided) Primary School, Shoreham-by-Sea

Upper Beeding Primary School

Durrington Middle School

Connaught Junior School

Durrington First School

Connaught Junior School

Shoreham Beach Primary School

Bramber First School

Storrington First School

St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Worthing

Orchards Middle School, The

Davison Church of England High School for Girls, Worthing

Hawthorns First School, Durrington

Ashington CofE First School

Elm Grove Infant School, Littlehampton

Palatine School

Clapham and Patching CofE Primary School

St Mary's Church of England Primary School, Pulborough

Seaside Primary School

Lyminster Infant School

Slindon CofE Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School, Shoreham-by-Sea

Chatsmore Catholic High School

Durrington High School

Broadwater CofE. First and Middle School

Elm Grove Infant School, Littlehampton

Cornfield School, Littlehampton

Sir Robert Woodard Academy

Rydon Community College

Amberley CofE First School

St Andrew's C of E High School for Boys

Thomas A Becket First School

English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, Worthing

Heene CofE First School

The Littlehampton Academy

Downsbrook Middle School

Vale First and Middle School, Worthing

Whytemead First School

Worthing High School

St Philip Howard Catholic High School, The

Thakeham First School

St Mary's CofE First School, Washington

West Chiltington Community First School

Angmering School, The

Lyndhurst First School

Slindon CofE Primary School

Rydon Community College

St Margaret's CofE Primary School, Angmering

Traffic information

The A27 at Crockhurst Hill was closed to HGVs from noon today (Wednesday).

A vehicle has broken down on the A27 at the A24 roundabout.

A lorry has broken down on Long Furlong, Findon.

A lorry was stuck on a hill on the A27 west-bound between Broadwater and the A24 roundabout, causing traffic jams, but was clear by 8am.

Railway information

Southern Railway is operating a special timetable today.

For Worthing railway station live departures click here.

Grit

Worthing Borough Council's litter collection crews have been clearing and gritting pavements in Worthing town centre, and will move to other areas once the main streets are clear.

West Sussex County Council is distributing Hippo bags of grit to hilly areas of the county.

Herald readers are providing details of where the bags, which contain more than a tonne of salt/grit, can be found.

Check locations on the Herald/Gazette salt/grit map.

Libraries

Worthing, Broadwater, Goring, Durrington, Findon, Littlehampton. Rustington, Angmering and Ferring libraries are closing at 1pm today (Wednesday) and all other open branches will close by 3pm.

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