A27 crash: photos show heavy traffic in both directions and fire engines after reports of two collisions in West Sussex

Photos have been showing heavy traffic on the A27 near Shoreham throughout today (Sunday, June 16).

Images sent in this morning showed delays on the Shoreham flyover, which stretched all the way to the Sompting roundabout.

AA Traffic News at www.theaa.com/route-planner/traffic-news said this morning: “Road closed and long delays due to crash on A27 Upper Brighton Road Westbound from A283 Steyning Road (Steyning turn off) to A2025 Grinstead Lane (Sompting Roundabout).”

AA Traffic News added that the incident had been ongoing since earlier in the morning.

National Highways South East said at 10.49am that the A27 had closed westbound between the A283 (Shoreham) and the A2025 (Lancing) because a car had collided with the central reservation barrier.

National Highways South-East said on X at 3.13pm: “A27 remains closed westbound within the A283 junction (for Shoreham). Traffic is diverting via the exit and entry slip roads. Work to repair a damaged bridge parapet continues. Just under one mile of congestion on approach.”

There were also reports in the afternoon of a crash on the Eastbound direction of the A27 near to the Holmbush interchange with photos showing three fire engines at the scene.

National Highways South-East said on X at 2.10pm: “One lane is closed on the A27 eastbound between A270 near Southwick and A293 Hangleton due to a collision involving two cars and a motorbike.” National Highways said Sussex Police were on the scene and said drivers should expect delays in the area.

A Sussex Police spokesperson said on Facebook at 3.26pm: “Police are responding to two incidents on the A27, Shoreham which is affecting traffic westbound and eastbound. Officers have closed the road westbound following a collision involving a car and a barrier, which was reported at 9am this morning (16 June).

“A three-vehicle collision was reported shortly before 1pm eastbound near the Hangleton on-slip, and a lane has been closed. Please make alternative travel arrangements and avoid the area if possible. We would like to thank the public for their patience.”

UPDATE: National Highways South-East said at 4.10pm: “Recovery and collision clear-up work complete, all lanes are open A27 eastbound between A270 near Southwick and A293 Hangleton.” The A27 remains closed westbound at the moment.

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