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Flood warnings as more rain hits Sussex

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    Heavy rain and gale force winds are battering the county
  • Drivers are being warned to take extra care in the hazardous conditions after several accidents already today
  • The Met Office has increased its warning about rainfall to amber and there are flood warnings as the deluge continues

Comments


katarinak 11:39am Sat 22 Dec 12

Any idea of what happened on the A27 this morning?

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lordenglandofsussex 11:43am Sat 22 Dec 12

After 20 years of low rainfall we have now been deluged in the past year. At this rate we will all need scuba diving equipment just to get to work.

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mypennyworth 1:31pm Sat 22 Dec 12

I have just been to the VIC next to the Pavilion and they are open, so I bought my train ticket for next week there.

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getThisCoalitionOut 4:50pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Roads between Eastbourne and Heathfield are becoming quite flooded on edges of roads - so when you drive along there's an enormous amount of water spraying out at sides of car - it's still pouring with rain so these roads will be very dangerous at night - be very careful and if possible, wait until morning.

At some parts the rain water has spread to the middle of the road.

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deedles 6:21pm Sat 22 Dec 12

Time to dig another reservoir!
This would fill up quickly and we can avoid a drought in the summer.

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hubby 6:34pm Sun 23 Dec 12

Have you had a little rain there in Brighton?
23c here in Alicante today.

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plantwoman 10:06am Mon 24 Dec 12

So, we've just endured months of holdups and general mayhem on the A27 at Lancing whilst they do drainage work and for what? We've now got flooding on the eastbound carriageway and one lane is closed. Brilliant!

Well done all!!!

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Mayan Turkey 3:33pm Mon 24 Dec 12

My mates a chicken and is devastated by this recent road flooding.


If he can't cross the road for any reason then he won't be paid by the firm that writes jokes for Christmas crackers.

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sussexram40 6:50pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Mayan Turkey wrote…


My mates a chicken and is devastated by this recent road flooding.


If he can't cross the road for any reason then he won't be paid by the firm that writes jokes for Christmas crackers.

The flooding's good for a lot of birds though - ducks, swans etc.
Christmas isn't a good time for chickens. Quite a lot get a chicken instead of a turkey as they are smaller. Turkey is too big for 1 or 2 people. Better off with a frozen chicken.

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Maxwell's Ghost 6:58pm Mon 24 Dec 12

plantwoman is right. One lane closed east bound on the A27 at the Sussex Pad due to flooding along a stretch where the Highways Agency has just installed new drainage.
You can see the new drains inches deep in water. It never flooded this badly before the drainage work was carried out so what's wrong?

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Metro Reader 7:50pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Even by the slow 5hit arfus standards this so called reporting is pathetic, breaking news that was last updated before noon on Christmas Eve. The one day you need upto date travel news and this rag can not be bothered.

Please Santa all I want for Christmas is a decent local newspaper.

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sussexram40 8:56pm Mon 24 Dec 12

Same on the TV news though. It's Christmas Eve and most of the journalists have started their holidays.

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