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  • Sussex Police have cleared abandoned cars from Falmer Road and the A27
  • Bus services were disrupted but are returning to normal

5:17pm

Reports are coming in that roads in Woodingdean are freezing over again.

Big Lemon Buses is not serving Downs Valley Road as the company describes the area as "unsafe".

3:38pm

There is still plenty of snow on the ground up here in Hollingbury but the worst has past.

Be aware of a dramatic fall in temperature tonight and ice on the roads.

What happened with the gritters yesterday? Find out in The Argus tomorrow.

 

 

2:41pm

The Argus: Alien snow queen

 

We were even more impressed with the nightime version of Holly's creation in Preston Drove, Brighton

2:40pm

The Argus: Alien queen

 

Here at The Argus we were impressed with 11-year-old Holly McLean's alien snow queen

2:01pm

The number 2 and 2A bus routes are now operating normally to Woodingdean

1:52pm

The 21 bus is now operating normally.

Congestion issues on Lewes Road mean buses are 28 and 29 buses are commencing and terminating at the Lewes Road depot.

Shuttle buses are operating to take passengers into central Brighton.

1:26pm

Brighton and Hove Buses 48 service is operating normally in Bevendean now

1:14pm

The Argus: Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill, picture taken this morning

12:34pm

Video taken by East Sussex County Council gritter driver Rob Stevens, as he and his colleagues worked through the night to clear Ditchling Beacon early this morning (January 23)

 

 

12:13pm

The Argus: Falmer Road, Brighton, police

Cars abandoned in Falmer Road, Brighton, are being moved by police recovery to the nearby American Express Community Stadium.

Police have organised with their recovery team to relocate vehicles which are causing any obstruction to the road.

Any vehicles which have been left on grass verges, but not causing an obstruction to the road, will be left in situ.

Owners whose cars have been relocated will find them in the main public car park at the stadium.

Anyone with questions about whether their vehicle has been moved can contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0168 of 23/1.

12:10pm

The Argus: Falmer Road, Brighton

 

Police are starting to remove cars abandoned on Falmer Road last night.

12:01pm

The Argus: Outside Argus House in Hollingbury

Web editor Sarah Booker Lewis just uploaded this picture to Instagram. It shows Crowhurst Road, Brighton, just outside The Argus office.

11:34am

Cars left on Falmer Road in the snow yesterday are being moved to the Amex stadium, please collect from there, says Sussex Police.

10:49am

The Argus:

Our photographer Terry Aplin spotted these gritters out on Ditchling Road this morning.

10:21am

Brighton and Hove Busses has confirmed  services 23/25 can now serve Sussex Uni Campus and Falmer Campus

10:14am

We are getting a lot of phone calls from people who were stuck in the chaos on the A27 last night.

You can read more about it here.

9:55am

There are reports of long delays on Lewes Road southbound.

The front of the queue is at Coombe Road and backs up, out to Coldean Lane.

Brighton and Hove Buses has said it is causing major delays to services 23, 24, 25, 28 and 29.

9:43am

Big Lemon drivers reporting that one loop of University of Brighton campuses usually takes 25 mins and now taking 1 hour 10 mins. Gridlock on all roads.

9:17am

9:15am

Click here for the latest video weather forecast.

9:12am

Brighton and Hove Buses confirm service 5/5A are back to normal route in Patcham.

9:09am

8:54am

I think I spoke too soon with the trains.

Southern is reporting a fault with the signalling system at London Bridge with delays of up to 20 minutes.

8:51am

Hertford Junior School will be open at 9.30am.

8:50am

On the plus side, the trains seem to be running with no problems.

8:50am

It is not looking great on the roads out there traffic wise, despite snow and ice clearing.

Devils Dyke to Poynings Road is closed northbound because of abandoned vehicles.

Other roads into Brighton are suffering from heavy traffic.

Lewes Road is queuing back to bypass, London Road is queing almost to Pyecombe and Falmer Road is closed.

8:41am

Lovely photo here from Sussex 4x4 Response:
 

8:40am

Another couple of Brighton and Hove school closures for you:

Lynchet close Brighton and Hove Pupil Referral Unit
Woodingdean Primary

The full list is here.

8:22am

Brighton and Hove Buses still cannot serve Woodingdean.

8:07am

We have a complete list of school closures for today here.

8:06am

7:59am

A few more school closures for you:

Cedar Centre Special School, Hollingdean will be closed to pupils.

Carden Primary will be open at 9.45am.

Cherry Tree Nursery, Hollingdean will be open at 10am.

7:59am

The Big Lemon bus has said the 52 cannot get along the route as there are cars abandoned all over the place.

7:57am

West Sussex County Council has confirmed the mobile service from Billingshurst and Pulborough Children and Family Centre will be unable to visit Winterton Hall in Plaistow, Kirdford Village Hall, the Pavilion in Wisborough Green or Coolham Village Hall due to the snowy conditions.

7:47am

The Big Lemon bus service is planning to run services from 8.30am onwards due to snow and ice on the roads.

7:43am

Brighton and Hove Buses service 2/2A towards Rottingdean can use Freshfield Road and Falmer Road in both directions. But it still cannot serve Woodingdean

7:42am

Below is (hopefully) a map showing all the grit bins in Brighton and Hove.

Of course, we cannot say if they will be full or not but it might be useful.

www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?docid=1lEpow-4y80iggBuP0cPdYBCc0allCXwKu-_d1Qg

7:37am

The A27 is now fully open but there are reports some of the minor roads int he city are still "tricky" and drivers are urged to use caution

7:35am

Blatchington Mill school is open today but is advising people to take care when coming in.

7:28am

Brighton and Hove Buses service 2 and 2A is now operating full route between Steyning/Shoreham and Rottingdean, except via Freshfield Road instead of Sutherland Road and Queensway in the Craven Vale area, and direct from the Downs Hotel to Rottingdean and back via Falmer Road.

It is not serving Woodingdean.

7:18am

Brighton and Hove Buses service 48 is now serving Bevendean but can not use Laybourne Road, Taunton Way, Hornby Road and Auckland Drive.

7:16am

Downs View School and Downs Viewlink College will be closed today.

7:04am

Both Varndean College and Varndean School in Brighton, are open today. Students are advised to wear sensible footwear.

Cardinal Newman School in Hove, is open today. Students are advised to beware of icy conditions.

7:01am

Rudyard Kipling Primary School & Nursery, Woodingdean will be closed today (January 23)

6:59am

6:54am Wed 23 Jan 13

oldskool_raver says

sasquatch2202 wrote:
Already cars wheel spinning outside my house in carden hill,down to one lane in parts, could be dangerous when it gets busy. Drive carefully chaps or walk if you're able.
The top of County Oak Avenue is blocked by a van and a car after an accident last night.

A few more travel tips from our commenters

6:58am

The Argus: Picture by Mark Newman

 

Argus reader Mark Newman sent in this picture of a Brighton and Hove Bus struggling to get up King George VI Avenue in Hove, last night (January 22).

6:50am

Brighton and Hove Buses services 1 and 1A are now operating normally.

Service 5B at the Hangleton end is operating via West Way and Hangleton Way to terminate at The Downsman pub.  At the Hollingbury end buses are running via the A23 London Road, then via Carden Avenue to Hollingbury Asda - but are serving the bus stop on the opposite side of the road to normal at Asda.

6:48am

Brighton and Hove Buses 25 service is now serving the University of Sussex Campus, but not Falmer.

6:47am

The 06:53 Brighton to Chichester service is delayed. All other services from Brighton Station are operating on time.

6:43am

6:41am

6:35am

First Capital Connect services are also running on time from Brighton

6:34am

Southern Trains is operating a normal service with some disruption.

Live departures from Brighton show they are currently on time.

6:27am

6:26am

The latest report from Sussex Police is the A27 has one lane open at Falmer after the council ploughed and gritted the road.

Drivers are advised to take extra care.

6:17am

Information about the buses will be updated as it comes in.

6:17am

Brighton and Hove buses is running a limited service today due to snow on the hills.

Service 50 is operating via Ditchling Road, Upper Hollingdean Road and terminating at the bottom of Roedale Road, then continuing back to Brighton via Lewes Road.

Services 81 and 81B are operating between Hove Station (81) or Furze Hill (81B) and the Open Market via Queens Park Road but not Down Terrace or Queens Park Terrace.

6:16am

Brighton and Hove buses is running a limited service today due to snow on the hills.

Services 28 and 29 are operating normally (except that the 29 cannot serve Whitehill)

Service 37 is operating as normal except not serving the Madehurst close stop.

Service 46 is operating between Southwick and the Open Market only.

Services 48 and 49 are terminating at the bottom of the Avenue.

6:16am

Brighton and Hove buses is running a limited service today due to snow on the hills.

Service 24 will shortly be operating between Churchill Square and the top of Coldean Lane, up and down Coldean Lane, not via Coldean Estate.  Passengers in Coldean should board the bus in Coldean Lane at the bus stop near the junction with the top of Hawkhurst Road (going up the hill).  The new bus stop near the Asda roundabout will also be served which is a fairly short walk from Asda.

Service 27 is operating between Dyke Road Avenue and Roedean Road only.

6:14am

Brighton and Hove buses is running a limited service today due to snow on the hills.

Services 14 and 14C are operating as normal along the coast road, but the 14C is terminating at Woodruff Avenue as it cannot reach Hangleton.

Service 21 is operating as normal between Brighton Station and Elm Grove/Queens Park junction, then via Queens Park Road and Eastern Road to and from the Marina (unable to serve the Whitehawk or Manor estates and Wilson Avenue).

Services 22, 23, 25 and 26 are not operating at all at the moment.

6:12am

Brighton and Hove buses is running a limited service today due to snow on the hills.

Services 1 and 1A are operating full route normally between Mile Oak and Whitehawk Garage (not serving section of road between Swanborough Drive and the garage).

Service 2 and 2A are operating between Steyning/Shoreham and Old Steine only.

Service 5, 5A and 5B are operating along the A23 and terminating at the Black Lion (as they are not able to serve more of Patcham or Hollingbury). In Hangleton services are terminating at the top of Poplar Avenue at The Downsman pub (the 5 and 5A via Poplar Avenue and the 5B via West Way and Hangleton Way).  We are unable to reach Burwash Road or Hardwick Road.

6:11am

Newick Church of England Primary School in Lewes is closed today as it has no heating.

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6:50am Wed 23 Jan 13

sasquatch2202 says...

Already cars wheel spinning outside my house in carden hill,down to one lane in parts, could be dangerous when it gets busy. Drive carefully chaps or walk if you're able.
Already cars wheel spinning outside my house in carden hill,down to one lane in parts, could be dangerous when it gets busy. Drive carefully chaps or walk if you're able. sasquatch2202
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6:54am Wed 23 Jan 13

oldskool_raver says...

sasquatch2202 wrote:
Already cars wheel spinning outside my house in carden hill,down to one lane in parts, could be dangerous when it gets busy. Drive carefully chaps or walk if you're able.
The top of County Oak Avenue is blocked by a van and a car after an accident last night.
[quote][p][bold]sasquatch2202[/bold] wrote: Already cars wheel spinning outside my house in carden hill,down to one lane in parts, could be dangerous when it gets busy. Drive carefully chaps or walk if you're able.[/p][/quote]The top of County Oak Avenue is blocked by a van and a car after an accident last night. oldskool_raver
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8:39am Wed 23 Jan 13

Mr P Brown says...

Trying to drive home on the Lewes Road last night, proved the complete futility of the councils plan for the road
Trying to drive home on the Lewes Road last night, proved the complete futility of the councils plan for the road Mr P Brown
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9:14am Wed 23 Jan 13

Iwastherein83 says...

Spare a thought for those of us up in Westdene! We saw some 27 buses yesterday -for the first time since Friday - but they went again about 3.30pm. If you haven't got a 4x4 up here, you've virtually been stuck since Friday. Our weather isn't the same as down in Brighton, we check what it'll be like in Crawley to get an idea - we live on The Downs!
Spare a thought for those of us up in Westdene! We saw some 27 buses yesterday -for the first time since Friday - but they went again about 3.30pm. If you haven't got a 4x4 up here, you've virtually been stuck since Friday. Our weather isn't the same as down in Brighton, we check what it'll be like in Crawley to get an idea - we live on The Downs! Iwastherein83
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9:33am Wed 23 Jan 13

PJW Brighton says...

Mr P Brown wrote:
Trying to drive home on the Lewes Road last night, proved the complete futility of the councils plan for the road
I was driving home on Lewes Road last night, and it showed me the futility of allowing half of the drivers to have keys! Most of them were pretty clueless about winter driving, and should be confined to buses or trains, and three quarters of the cars just had one occupant, despite all going in the same direction.
[quote][p][bold]Mr P Brown[/bold] wrote: Trying to drive home on the Lewes Road last night, proved the complete futility of the councils plan for the road[/p][/quote]I was driving home on Lewes Road last night, and it showed me the futility of allowing half of the drivers to have keys! Most of them were pretty clueless about winter driving, and should be confined to buses or trains, and three quarters of the cars just had one occupant, despite all going in the same direction. PJW Brighton
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10:00am Wed 23 Jan 13

bigmomma2012 says...

they moaning about the buses its delaying them well this is got alot to do with them that the lewes road is a nightmare but i dont think what they doing is going to solve anything to be pretty honest with you if they didnt want cars on the road then why make them crazy goverment always cut backs cut back x
they moaning about the buses its delaying them well this is got alot to do with them that the lewes road is a nightmare but i dont think what they doing is going to solve anything to be pretty honest with you if they didnt want cars on the road then why make them crazy goverment always cut backs cut back x bigmomma2012
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11:14am Wed 23 Jan 13

Poccypoc says...

Iwastherein83 wrote:
Spare a thought for those of us up in Westdene! We saw some 27 buses yesterday -for the first time since Friday - but they went again about 3.30pm. If you haven't got a 4x4 up here, you've virtually been stuck since Friday. Our weather isn't the same as down in Brighton, we check what it'll be like in Crawley to get an idea - we live on The Downs!
Yes, my sister and bro-in-law live in Westdene and haven't managed to leave their driveway by car since Friday! Their front gets no sun, so no thaw. I'll be round their at the weekend to help clear the snow if they haven't done it by then.
[quote][p][bold]Iwastherein83[/bold] wrote: Spare a thought for those of us up in Westdene! We saw some 27 buses yesterday -for the first time since Friday - but they went again about 3.30pm. If you haven't got a 4x4 up here, you've virtually been stuck since Friday. Our weather isn't the same as down in Brighton, we check what it'll be like in Crawley to get an idea - we live on The Downs![/p][/quote]Yes, my sister and bro-in-law live in Westdene and haven't managed to leave their driveway by car since Friday! Their front gets no sun, so no thaw. I'll be round their at the weekend to help clear the snow if they haven't done it by then. Poccypoc
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12:26pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Mel Shock says...

It took nearly 2 hours to come from Burgess Hill last night......A23 was at a stand still and people were travelling an average speed of 2 mph it seemed in centre Brighton. Beaconsfield, London road, Lewes road area slushy but passable.........too
k an age.........
It took nearly 2 hours to come from Burgess Hill last night......A23 was at a stand still and people were travelling an average speed of 2 mph it seemed in centre Brighton. Beaconsfield, London road, Lewes road area slushy but passable.........too k an age......... Mel Shock
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12:41pm Wed 23 Jan 13

FatherTed11 says...

PJW Brighton wrote:
Mr P Brown wrote:
Trying to drive home on the Lewes Road last night, proved the complete futility of the councils plan for the road
I was driving home on Lewes Road last night, and it showed me the futility of allowing half of the drivers to have keys! Most of them were pretty clueless about winter driving, and should be confined to buses or trains, and three quarters of the cars just had one occupant, despite all going in the same direction.
We can only dream of being as good a winter driver as you!!
[quote][p][bold]PJW Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr P Brown[/bold] wrote: Trying to drive home on the Lewes Road last night, proved the complete futility of the councils plan for the road[/p][/quote]I was driving home on Lewes Road last night, and it showed me the futility of allowing half of the drivers to have keys! Most of them were pretty clueless about winter driving, and should be confined to buses or trains, and three quarters of the cars just had one occupant, despite all going in the same direction.[/p][/quote]We can only dream of being as good a winter driver as you!! FatherTed11
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1:32pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Ballroom Blitz says...

FatherTed11 wrote:
PJW Brighton wrote:
Mr P Brown wrote:
Trying to drive home on the Lewes Road last night, proved the complete futility of the councils plan for the road
I was driving home on Lewes Road last night, and it showed me the futility of allowing half of the drivers to have keys! Most of them were pretty clueless about winter driving, and should be confined to buses or trains, and three quarters of the cars just had one occupant, despite all going in the same direction.
We can only dream of being as good a winter driver as you!!
He's completely right. 90% of drivers shouldn't be on the roads in the snow.
[quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PJW Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr P Brown[/bold] wrote: Trying to drive home on the Lewes Road last night, proved the complete futility of the councils plan for the road[/p][/quote]I was driving home on Lewes Road last night, and it showed me the futility of allowing half of the drivers to have keys! Most of them were pretty clueless about winter driving, and should be confined to buses or trains, and three quarters of the cars just had one occupant, despite all going in the same direction.[/p][/quote]We can only dream of being as good a winter driver as you!![/p][/quote]He's completely right. 90% of drivers shouldn't be on the roads in the snow. Ballroom Blitz
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1:32pm Wed 23 Jan 13

9 of us says...

A big thank you to everyone who helped push and offer assistance last night on the A27 westbound up near Hollingbury.
Once over the top of the hill, I had complete freedom of the A27 until the A23 junction. Needed it too.
A big thank you to everyone who helped push and offer assistance last night on the A27 westbound up near Hollingbury. Once over the top of the hill, I had complete freedom of the A27 until the A23 junction. Needed it too. 9 of us
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1:37pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Hoarder12345444 says...

Was bad last night but roads seem clear now and snow is melting away.
Was bad last night but roads seem clear now and snow is melting away. Hoarder12345444
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3:40pm Wed 23 Jan 13

qm says...

FatherTed11 wrote:
PJW Brighton wrote:
Mr P Brown wrote:
Trying to drive home on the Lewes Road last night, proved the complete futility of the councils plan for the road
I was driving home on Lewes Road last night, and it showed me the futility of allowing half of the drivers to have keys! Most of them were pretty clueless about winter driving, and should be confined to buses or trains, and three quarters of the cars just had one occupant, despite all going in the same direction.
We can only dream of being as good a winter driver as you!!
Unfortunately he's quite right!
[quote][p][bold]FatherTed11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PJW Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr P Brown[/bold] wrote: Trying to drive home on the Lewes Road last night, proved the complete futility of the councils plan for the road[/p][/quote]I was driving home on Lewes Road last night, and it showed me the futility of allowing half of the drivers to have keys! Most of them were pretty clueless about winter driving, and should be confined to buses or trains, and three quarters of the cars just had one occupant, despite all going in the same direction.[/p][/quote]We can only dream of being as good a winter driver as you!![/p][/quote]Unfortunately he's quite right! qm
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5:40pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Nosfaratu says...

Just heard om Sussex Radio that Traffic Wardens were out this morning booking cars that were stuck in snow from last night. If this is true !

Secondly, I delivered some much needed vittels, Milk and Bread to an Elerly relative up at Lyminster road, Hollingbury. The road was impassible safetly to anyone not in a 4x4 like I was, so which idiot drove a Bus up there and got stuck in Woodbourne Ave, blocking it.
Brighton has a particular problem when the weather is cold and snowy, It is made up of 'very steep hills'.
Please use common sense in future.
Just heard om Sussex Radio that Traffic Wardens were out this morning booking cars that were stuck in snow from last night. If this is true ! Secondly, I delivered some much needed vittels, Milk and Bread to an Elerly relative up at Lyminster road, Hollingbury. The road was impassible safetly to anyone not in a 4x4 like I was, so which idiot drove a Bus up there and got stuck in Woodbourne Ave, blocking it. Brighton has a particular problem when the weather is cold and snowy, It is made up of 'very steep hills'. Please use common sense in future. Nosfaratu
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10:07pm Wed 23 Jan 13

imnotpc says...

cor dear me i'm so glad i was safely tucked up in the warm indoors with the central heating on full blast while all this was going on hahahaha
cor dear me i'm so glad i was safely tucked up in the warm indoors with the central heating on full blast while all this was going on hahahaha imnotpc
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