The ArgusHigh winds hit Sussex overnight (From The Argus)

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High winds hit Sussex overnight

High winds brought down trees and damaged buildings across Sussex overnight.

The Met Office reported gusts of wind of up to 60mph in Shoreham at about 2am.

The BP garage in Ditchling Road, Brighton, was closed this morning after its canopy was damaged early this morning.

A corrugated steel sheet fell down and a second was flapping loose when firefighters arrive.

The same problem was reported at Asda at The Crumbles, Eastbourne.

A tree was reported to have fallen in Dorset Gardens, Brighton.

Two trees fell on a man's car as he drove along the A286 at Fernhurst, near the Hampshire border, at about 2.10am. He was taken to hospital but was not thought to be seriously injured.

Police retrieved a piece of tarpaulin which blew onto the A23 near the junction with the A272.

In Worthing, a tree came down in Cotswold Road, Worthing, and roofs were damaged in Bath Road and The Boulevard. A Sky dish was blown off a roof in Eirene Avenue, Goring. Further west, a house was damaged in Woodlands Avenue, Rustington.

Trees were reported to have fallen elsewhere in the county, including at Northiam, near Rye, on the A21 at Flimwell, near Robertsbridge, and at North End Road, Yapton.

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1:20am Mon 26 Nov 12

Bristol VR says...

The only wind I've noticed is the hot air from this so called local Brighton newspaper!
The only wind I've noticed is the hot air from this so called local Brighton newspaper! Bristol VR
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9:29am Mon 26 Nov 12

NickBrt says...

If those winds were doing 60 mph shouldn't they be prosecuted under the new 20 maximum in residential areas regulations?
If those winds were doing 60 mph shouldn't they be prosecuted under the new 20 maximum in residential areas regulations? NickBrt
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9:57am Mon 26 Nov 12

Poccypoc says...

Bristol VR wrote:
The only wind I've noticed is the hot air from this so called local Brighton newspaper!
The Argus is a Sussex newspaper, not a Brighton one. Therefore, it is right to mention incidents around the county.
[quote][p][bold]Bristol VR[/bold] wrote: The only wind I've noticed is the hot air from this so called local Brighton newspaper![/p][/quote]The Argus is a Sussex newspaper, not a Brighton one. Therefore, it is right to mention incidents around the county. Poccypoc
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