Page last updated at 20:13 GMT, Thursday, 11 February 2010

Heavy snowfall causes travel disruption in East Sussex

Advertisement

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.



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
Fresh snowfalls bring disruption
10 Feb 10 |  England
Severe weather teacher strategy
21 Jan 10 |  Kent
Snow damages hundreds of trees
20 Jan 10 |  Sussex

RELATED BBC LINKS

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific