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Heavy snowfall causes travel disruption in East Sussex


Drivers have been warned of hazardous conditions

Drivers in East Sussex were warned they could face hazardous driving conditions following heavy snowfall.

Up to 15cm (6in) fell overnight causing problems for motorists on the A21, and the A259 between Eastbourne and Bexhill.

East Sussex County Council said roads were gritted throughout Thursday.

Some rail services operated by Southeastern continued to be delayed by up to 30 minutes due to the weather conditions.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said a heavy goods vehicle overturned on the A271 near Battle, while fire appliances in Hastings and St Leonards had experienced difficulties navigating in and out of their stations due to the snow.

Dover's coastguard said four of its 4x4 vehicles helped transfer staff and patients to and from hospitals in Eastbourne and Hastings.

More than 60 schools were closed in East Sussex ahead of next week's half-term holidays.

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