A main road is due to be closed for hours today after a HGV lorry broke down.

The A29 was closed southbound from Broadbridge Heath and northbound from just north of Billingshurst from 4.30pm so heavy lifting equipment could move the vehicle.

Emergency services were called to the incident at around 12pm following reports that a trailer had broken away from the lorry on the roundabout near the Audi garage.

There were no injuries.

Police said: “A crane has been organised to assist with the breakdown and this may cause the A29 to be closed for several hours. Drivers are advised to find an alternative route where possible.”