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Liveblog: Sussex in the latest storm
Updated 5:00pm Wednesday 29th January 2014 in News
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- Sussex is currently subject to a severe weather warning - but the county seems to be coping well with the bad weather so far.
- Yesterday, the Met Office issued a yellow warning for the whole county from midnight until 9pm, which means a likely risk of low to medium impact. It said: "Further rain at times on Wednesday may be locally persistent. The public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding, especially in areas where there are ongoing concerns."
- It also said: "Some uncertainty about details of rainfall, but the chance of 15 to 20 mm in a few areas, with the risk of localised flooding impacts as a result. As it turns colder, the rain could even turn to sleet or wet snow, more likely across the Downs and other hillier areas."
- Emergency services reported no significant problems overnight, and our traffic live feed shows no flooding-related incidents so far.
And here's a van passing through flooded Hooe:
And here's a car car passing through a flooded road in Alfriston itself:
More pictures from PA - here's the swollen Cuckmere River heading towards Alfriston
Lovely, lovely picture from PA of Anne Bourmer wading through flood water outside her home in Hooe, East Sussex. I hope it hasn't made it inside her house . . .
Some pictures from Argus photographer Liz Finlayson of flooding in Hodshrove Road, Moulsecoomb:
A28 bottom of Brede Hill - take care! http://t.co/vKewRej0py— @NigelHammond2 29 January 2014
@huxley06 Apparently the council, southern water and dyna rod have all tried :( http://t.co/1e5h3sbrGa— @FabiaBates 29 January 2014
More on the powercut - we now have a response from the power company:
"UK Power Networks engineers are working as quickly and as safely as possible to restore electricity supplies to 40 customers affected by a power cut in the Eastbourne Road area of Little Horsted.
"Problems with the overhead distribution network began at about 8.40am today (January 29) with supplies lost to 77 customers at 10.04am.
"Engineers have been working to restore power in poor weather conditions, with 37 customers having supplies again at 11.51am.
"We appreciate how difficult it can be to lose power and would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused by this incident."
There's been some flooding in Uckfield - a homeowner called fire crews when their cellar began filling with water in Eastbourne Road.
A spokeswoman from East Sussex Fire and Rescue said: “We were called just before 11am to reports that a cellar of a property was flooding. It seems the property’s sump pump stopped working because of a power cut in the area.”
UK Power Networks said it didn’t know how many homes were affected by the power cut, but it was investigating.
It just keeps raining here in Sussex, no mope of even getting to the plot let alone assessing the flooding.— @Castleallotment 28 January 2014
@esccroads Nasty drive home from Maresfield to #Hastings via Heathfield. Surface water flooding esp bad in and around #PunnetsTown— @yummiwooching 28 January 2014
Very wet brighton #rain #iseethesea #brighton #workshop #experian http://t.co/JQP5DIDBCx— @sprigs 29 January 2014
Hyper local tweet - the drains on Lewes road aren't draining very well... What about in your area? #puddles— @huxley06 29 January 2014
#eastsussex is full of lakes across the fields. Only minor train delays....so far! #ukweather— @miss_scribbler 29 January 2014
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