REOPENED: A27 closed at Brighton after police incident

The Argus: A27 closed near Brighton after 'police incident' A27 closed near Brighton after 'police incident'

The A27 has been reopened after a police incident closed the road westbound for more than an hour this morning.

The main route was initially closed in both directions at Falmer at 6.40am.

The eastbound carriageway was reopened 15 minutes later, but was closed westbound until 8am.

At its worst, traffic was reported to be queuing back for three miles back towards Lewes.

Traffic was being diverted into Brighton along Lewes Road, where Brighton and Hove Buses also reported long delays, affecting services.

The road was while police negotiated with a man who was on the wrong side of the barrier at a bridge over the road. 

He agreed to get down and was taken to hospital.

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7:49am Wed 9 Jan 13

THFC12 says...

The incident is on the bridge at the top of Ditching Rise that goes over A 27
The incident is on the bridge at the top of Ditching Rise that goes over A 27 THFC12

8:00am Wed 9 Jan 13

SimonS says...

Thanks for the update THFC12 - will take the scenic route to work this morning I think! Hope the negotiations come to a safe conclusion.
Thanks for the update THFC12 - will take the scenic route to work this morning I think! Hope the negotiations come to a safe conclusion. SimonS

8:10am Wed 9 Jan 13

Sevensisters says...

THFC12 wrote:
The incident is on the bridge at the top of Ditching Rise that goes over A 27
I think you mean Ditchling Road. Ditchling Rise isnt near the A27.
[quote][p][bold]THFC12[/bold] wrote: The incident is on the bridge at the top of Ditching Rise that goes over A 27[/p][/quote]I think you mean Ditchling Road. Ditchling Rise isnt near the A27. Sevensisters

9:06am Wed 9 Jan 13

Hoarder12345444 says...

What happened?
What happened? Hoarder12345444

9:49am Wed 9 Jan 13

still waiting says...

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See http://www.sussex.po lice.uk/whats-happen ing/latest/news-stor ies/2013/01/09/a27-a t-falmer-re-opens-af ter-police-incident/ ?utm_source=twitterf eed&utm_medium=twitt er still waiting

11:25am Wed 9 Jan 13

qm says...

Sevensisters wrote:
THFC12 wrote:
The incident is on the bridge at the top of Ditching Rise that goes over A 27
I think you mean Ditchling Road. Ditchling Rise isnt near the A27.
Neither of which are anywhere near Falmer . . . . oh well . . . ignore . . .
[quote][p][bold]Sevensisters[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THFC12[/bold] wrote: The incident is on the bridge at the top of Ditching Rise that goes over A 27[/p][/quote]I think you mean Ditchling Road. Ditchling Rise isnt near the A27.[/p][/quote]Neither of which are anywhere near Falmer . . . . oh well . . . ignore . . . qm

2:56pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Larry the Lamb says...

Glad he came down and is being treated.
Glad he came down and is being treated. Larry the Lamb

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