Flooding causes chaos on A27

Flooding causes chaos on A27

Flooding causes chaos on A27

First published in News

Traffic is down to one lane on the A27, causing long delays. 

The eastbound carriageway of the road is down to one lane. 

Argus news editor Arron Hendy was stuck in traffic.

He said: "Delays are up to an hour due to flooding.

"It's particularly bad at Lancing."

Grinstead Lane, Lancing, is shut. 

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9:10am Mon 17 Feb 14

Tailgaters Anonymous says...

Argus, do wish you would even attempt to use photographs that have the slightest relevance to the story!
I motored on the section in the photo at 06.50 this morning: as it's on a slope there is little chance of flooding - please attempt to be precise with locations and go out to the stationers to buy a current Sussex map!
Argus, do wish you would even attempt to use photographs that have the slightest relevance to the story! I motored on the section in the photo at 06.50 this morning: as it's on a slope there is little chance of flooding - please attempt to be precise with locations and go out to the stationers to buy a current Sussex map! Tailgaters Anonymous
  • Score: 13

11:00am Mon 17 Feb 14

ICantThinkOfAName says...

Am I imagining the fact that some very expensive and disruptive works were done a short while ago to prevent this problem? I'm sure that someone will make an excuse that the weather has been very bad but fail to comment on the poor planning.
Am I imagining the fact that some very expensive and disruptive works were done a short while ago to prevent this problem? I'm sure that someone will make an excuse that the weather has been very bad but fail to comment on the poor planning. ICantThinkOfAName
  • Score: 8

2:43pm Mon 17 Feb 14

TheDelicateOne says...

ICantThinkOfAName wrote:
Am I imagining the fact that some very expensive and disruptive works were done a short while ago to prevent this problem? I'm sure that someone will make an excuse that the weather has been very bad but fail to comment on the poor planning.
The drainage channels are full - if there is nowhere for the water to go, there isn't a lot that can be done other than to pump it out, which is what happened this morning and why there was a lane blocked
[quote][p][bold]ICantThinkOfAName[/bold] wrote: Am I imagining the fact that some very expensive and disruptive works were done a short while ago to prevent this problem? I'm sure that someone will make an excuse that the weather has been very bad but fail to comment on the poor planning.[/p][/quote]The drainage channels are full - if there is nowhere for the water to go, there isn't a lot that can be done other than to pump it out, which is what happened this morning and why there was a lane blocked TheDelicateOne
  • Score: 3

4:07pm Mon 17 Feb 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

So the Argus editor was driving through it all but couldn't be bothered to take any photos - that just about sums the Argus up.
So the Argus editor was driving through it all but couldn't be bothered to take any photos - that just about sums the Argus up. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 1

5:49pm Mon 17 Feb 14

SussexMan2014 says...

Before the new drains/ soak away was put in this part of the a27 never used to flood. It just goes to show how are local councils like to waste money.
Before the new drains/ soak away was put in this part of the a27 never used to flood. It just goes to show how are local councils like to waste money. SussexMan2014
  • Score: 2

7:17pm Mon 17 Feb 14

fredaj says...

SussexMan2014 wrote:
Before the new drains/ soak away was put in this part of the a27 never used to flood. It just goes to show how are local councils like to waste money.
That is incorrect as there are photos of the November 2000 floods on the internet.
[quote][p][bold]SussexMan2014[/bold] wrote: Before the new drains/ soak away was put in this part of the a27 never used to flood. It just goes to show how are local councils like to waste money.[/p][/quote]That is incorrect as there are photos of the November 2000 floods on the internet. fredaj
  • Score: 0

10:18pm Mon 17 Feb 14

angrymonkey says...

its very poor that a27 floods at lancing still after all that work was done the river is only few hundred meters away to drain into. one big ditch all the way along would been better like you see over sea.
its very poor that a27 floods at lancing still after all that work was done the river is only few hundred meters away to drain into. one big ditch all the way along would been better like you see over sea. angrymonkey
  • Score: 1

1:29pm Wed 19 Feb 14

blacktopsoldier says...

that bit off road flooded in mid 70's,not that long after it was completed. if one looks, there is a drainage ditch to the east of coombes road. last time those springs came through the water was pumped across coombes road. not difficult to get that water there I would think.
meanwhile turn off the traffic lights and help us. it was done during the work there and it's done for the airshow
that bit off road flooded in mid 70's,not that long after it was completed. if one looks, there is a drainage ditch to the east of coombes road. last time those springs came through the water was pumped across coombes road. not difficult to get that water there I would think. meanwhile turn off the traffic lights and help us. it was done during the work there and it's done for the airshow blacktopsoldier
  • Score: 0

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