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WEATHER UPDATE: Sussex coastal communities braced for flooding as high tide hits
12:40pm Friday 3rd January 2014 in News
WEATHER UPDATE: Sussex coastal communities braced for flooding as high tide hits (Pic: PC Ali Batchelor)
Sussex's coastal communities were bracing themselves for flooding as high tides hit this lunchtime.
Strong winds combined with the tides meant the Environment Agency had issued a number of flood warnings.
The A259 seafront at the King Alfred leisure centre has been closed in both directions due to wind damage.
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The A29 in Pulborough was also flooded this morning with the road closed.
Worthing Pier has shut for the duration of the bad weather.
There are reports of flooding across Titnore Lane in Worthing.
And the water level is rising in Lewes with the Pells Park area affected.
Newhaven saw flooding by the sea as police warned people to stay away from the riverside.
Bognor recorded gusts of 52mph as the storm approached.
Our reporter Ben James is in Shoreham, where flooding is expected.
He said: "The water looks like it will come over the railing by the side of the new footbridge.
"The wind is blowing very strong now."
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