Release date: 17 February 2020
Highways teams tackled 119 emergencies as Storm Dennis arrived in West Sussex over the weekend: Storm Ciara had caused 149 call-outs in just 24 hours the previous weekend.
Following the weather warnings, West Sussex Highways had put extra teams on standby over both weekends – all part of the council’s #WinterReady preparations.
On Monday morning (17 February), the following roads remained closed:
Due to fallen trees: Crays Lane, Thakeham; Lake Lane, Barnham; Storrington Road, Thakeham.
Roads closed due to flooding: Jane Murray Way (near B&Q), Burgess Hill; Lowfield Heath Road, Crawley; Radford Road, Crawley; Two Mile Ash Road, Barns Green; Kerves Lane, Horsham; Horsham Northern Bypass, eastbound; Horsham Road, Broadfield; Station Road, Petworth; Shermanbury Road, Partridge Green; Lower Street, Fittleworth; Swan Bridge Corner/London Road, Pulborough; Drungewick Lane, Loxwood.
A West Sussex Highways spokesperson said; “We would like to remind road users to please adhere to ‘road closed’ warning signs and never risk driving through floodwater.
“We would also like to thank the public for their patience while the clear-up continues, and special thanks to the teams from our contractor, Balfour Beatty Living Places, for all their hard work over the two weekends.”
Pictured: a motorist risks driving through flood water in Burgess Hill. Road users are reminded to please never risk driving through floodwater