A27 Brighton bypass reopens after diesel spill cleared

Posted On 03 May 2015 at 5:02 pm

The A27 Brighton bypass has reopened to traffic after road workers cleared a diesel spill.

Sussex Police closed the eastbound stretch for eight miles from the Devil’s Dyke roundabout to the Kingston roundabout at Lewes at noon today (Sunday 3 May).

The decision was taken after several minor crashes which were believed to have been caused by diesel spilt from a broken tank on a lorry. Vehicles were reported to have spun out of control.

The force said that only one minor injury had been reported from a woman whose Mini overturned on the road at Falmer. A crew from East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service turned out to free her.

Inspector Andy Judson, of the Surrey and Sussex Road Policing Unit, said: “Highways England and Sussex Police appreciate the patience of drivers who will have had their journeys disrupted during this period.”

The westbound carriageway of the A27 remained open throughout the clear-up operation by the Highways Agency.

The lorry believed to have been involved was traced to the A27 at Southerham and police have examined the vehicle and spoken to the driver.

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