An eight-mile stretch of the A27 Brighton bypass has been closed after a diesel spill.
The eastbound side of the road is shut between the Devil’s Dyke roundabout on the Brighton and Hove border and the Kingston roundabout in Lewes.
Sussex Police said that the road was closed at noon today (Sunday 3 May) “as the result of diesel leaking from a broken tank on a lorry”.
The force said: “Several minor collisions have occurred on that stretch as vehicles have spun out of control on the diesel spill although only one minor injury has been reported from a woman whose Mini overturned on the carriageway at Falmer.”
Inspector Andy Judson, of the Surrey and Sussex Road Policing Unit, said: “Please avoid the eastbound A27 between Brighton and Lewes until further notice.
“The Highways Agency are attending to clear the diesel away but this is quite a long stretch of road and their clear up may take some time.”
The westbound carriageway of the A27 remains open.
Sussex Police said that the lorry believed to have been involved had been traced to the A27 at Southerham. The driver is due to be interviewed.
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