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Liveblog: Sussex in the latest storm

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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.

5:00pm

And here's a van passing through flooded Hooe:

The Argus:

4:55pm

And here's a car car passing through a flooded road in Alfriston itself: 

The Argus:

4:55pm

More pictures from PA - here's the swollen Cuckmere River heading towards Alfriston 

The Argus:

4:33pm

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 . . .

The Argus:

3:30pm

Some pictures from Argus photographer Liz Finlayson of flooding in Hodshrove Road, Moulsecoomb: 

 

The Argus: The Argus:

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1:19pm

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."

12:32pm

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.

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9:28am Wed 29 Jan 14

comanche762 says...

c'mon its a bit of rain i'd hardly call it a storm is there really any need for a LIVE STORM BLOG LETS ALL PANIC
c'mon its a bit of rain i'd hardly call it a storm is there really any need for a LIVE STORM BLOG LETS ALL PANIC comanche762
  • Score: 13

9:29am Wed 29 Jan 14

Crystal Ball says...

Is there going to be a live blog when summer arrives? How may hours the sun was shining? Who got burnt?

Wet.
Is there going to be a live blog when summer arrives? How may hours the sun was shining? Who got burnt? Wet. Crystal Ball
  • Score: 15

10:28am Wed 29 Jan 14

comanche762 says...

"LIVE BLOG"A LEAF HAS FALLEN OF A TREE IN HOVE, FOOTPATH NOW IMPASSABLE
trivial nonsense stop it
"LIVE BLOG"A LEAF HAS FALLEN OF A TREE IN HOVE, FOOTPATH NOW IMPASSABLE trivial nonsense stop it comanche762
  • Score: 4

10:52am Wed 29 Jan 14

wendy-uk says...

Storm? It's raining like it does every day.
Storm? It's raining like it does every day. wendy-uk
  • Score: 5

10:53am Wed 29 Jan 14

Richada says...

Obviously a bit of a weet news day then.
Obviously a bit of a weet news day then. Richada
  • Score: 2

12:07pm Wed 29 Jan 14

comanche762 says...

OMG THERE'S PUDDLES FORMING
OMG THERE'S PUDDLES FORMING comanche762
  • Score: 3

1:03pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Brightonlad86 says...

Pathetic attempt at a non story!!!

I do hope you have made your parents proud!!!
Pathetic attempt at a non story!!! I do hope you have made your parents proud!!! Brightonlad86
  • Score: 2

2:17pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

..just perhaps there is no storm!
..just perhaps there is no storm! Tailgaters Anonymous
  • Score: 1

2:20pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

...missing the stock photo of the leaning fire engine already! Does anyone know what a fire engine looks like? Please remind me.
...missing the stock photo of the leaning fire engine already! Does anyone know what a fire engine looks like? Please remind me. Tailgaters Anonymous
  • Score: 2

3:14pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Brighton1000 says...

Warning WET snow spotted on South Downs, A state of emergency has been declared by the Shmargus. Please stay in doors, do not venture out, Not even to buy the Argus (Sorry I forgot no one does anyway)....
Warning WET snow spotted on South Downs, A state of emergency has been declared by the Shmargus. Please stay in doors, do not venture out, Not even to buy the Argus (Sorry I forgot no one does anyway).... Brighton1000
  • Score: 2

3:36pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Postman_Pat says...

Fairly sure Hodshrove Road was in Moulsecoomb last time I looked. I think your photographer may be trying to fiddle expenses if she has told you she is in Newhaven
Fairly sure Hodshrove Road was in Moulsecoomb last time I looked. I think your photographer may be trying to fiddle expenses if she has told you she is in Newhaven Postman_Pat
  • Score: 3

3:45pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Boloney-marshal says...

We haven't just landed on this planet and we are not children...you talk to us like we are frightened little children.

What's more important is that these highlighted areas which are flooding on a regular basis need to be dealt with by the council to resolve these issues.

Denton lake on Avis Way by The Drove is going to cause a fatal accident as it cannot be seen in the dark and drivers have no time to alter speed before ploughing into at least 6 - 8 inches of water which covers two thirds of the road on that side. It's not a joke Argus, it's serious, take it seriously because the council aren't.
We haven't just landed on this planet and we are not children...you talk to us like we are frightened little children. What's more important is that these highlighted areas which are flooding on a regular basis need to be dealt with by the council to resolve these issues. Denton lake on Avis Way by The Drove is going to cause a fatal accident as it cannot be seen in the dark and drivers have no time to alter speed before ploughing into at least 6 - 8 inches of water which covers two thirds of the road on that side. It's not a joke Argus, it's serious, take it seriously because the council aren't. Boloney-marshal
  • Score: 1

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