Police issue weather warning to drivers

Posted On 08 Nov 2010 at 12:01 pm

High winds and rain have made driving hazardous in Brighton and Hove this morning.

The weather conditions are expected to remain treacherous later and tomorrow, although wind speeds should drop and rainfall should ease.

Sussex Police said that it had handled more than 20 weather-related incidents across the county this morning, including shunts, flooding and trees being blown into the road.

The force issued a warning to all drivers, especially those of high-sided vehicles, to take great care on coastal or exposed hilly roads.

It advised drivers to avoid them if at all possible until the high winds die down.

A police spokesman said: “We have so far had more than 20 reports of incidents including trees being blown into roads.

“There have been no serious collisions or injuries but driving conditions are currently bad.

“Avoid exposed coastal routes and hills if at all possible for the time being.”

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