Large piece of debris on the A23

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A very large piece of debris was spotted on the A23 southbound at Patcham this morning.

The piece of material, believed by police to be a shed lorry tyre, was laying dangerously in the middle of the carriageway and cars were having to swerve to avoid it.

The debris was 100 yards north of the junction with the A27.

Sussex Police were informed at 6.50am and made their way to the scene.

When police arrived they found the tyre had been shredded - saying it had most likely been struck by an oncoming vehicle.

In the end, no road closure was necessary.

Did you see the debris? Send your pictures and comments to henry.holloway@theargus.co.uk or call 01273 544545.

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7:23am Fri 21 Mar 14

Quiterie says...

From the Malaysian Airlines plane?
From the Malaysian Airlines plane? Quiterie
  • Score: -5

8:17am Fri 21 Mar 14

spa301 says...

Bet the police were gutted they were unable to close the road on this occasion.
Bet the police were gutted they were unable to close the road on this occasion. spa301
  • Score: -1

8:19am Fri 21 Mar 14

downbythesea says...

And this classes as news? Hmmm! Almost as bad as the cr*p video adverts that you have to watch on here before watching the cr*ppy video reports done by the YTS trainee at The Argus.

I really do think this website is steam powered it takes so long to get all the awful adverts from the 10 or so other websites it connects to (install and use Lightbeam for Firefox from Mozilla.org). It's so rubbish until you disable ad serving, then u can open pages in 2 seconds rather than upto 15!!!
And this classes as news? Hmmm! Almost as bad as the cr*p video adverts that you have to watch on here before watching the cr*ppy video reports done by the YTS trainee at The Argus. I really do think this website is steam powered it takes so long to get all the awful adverts from the 10 or so other websites it connects to (install and use Lightbeam for Firefox from Mozilla.org). It's so rubbish until you disable ad serving, then u can open pages in 2 seconds rather than upto 15!!! downbythesea
  • Score: 4

8:30am Fri 21 Mar 14

downbythesea says...

downbythesea wrote:
And this classes as news? Hmmm! Almost as bad as the cr*p video adverts that you have to watch on here before watching the cr*ppy video reports done by the YTS trainee at The Argus.

I really do think this website is steam powered it takes so long to get all the awful adverts from the 10 or so other websites it connects to (install and use Lightbeam for Firefox from Mozilla.org). It's so rubbish until you disable ad serving, then u can open pages in 2 seconds rather than upto 15!!!
Just checked, anywhere between 17 and 24 different websites / api's connected to on the average page! Shockingly bad! No wonder it's so slow!
[quote][p][bold]downbythesea[/bold] wrote: And this classes as news? Hmmm! Almost as bad as the cr*p video adverts that you have to watch on here before watching the cr*ppy video reports done by the YTS trainee at The Argus. I really do think this website is steam powered it takes so long to get all the awful adverts from the 10 or so other websites it connects to (install and use Lightbeam for Firefox from Mozilla.org). It's so rubbish until you disable ad serving, then u can open pages in 2 seconds rather than upto 15!!![/p][/quote]Just checked, anywhere between 17 and 24 different websites / api's connected to on the average page! Shockingly bad! No wonder it's so slow! downbythesea
  • Score: 4

8:33am Fri 21 Mar 14

Withdean-er says...

spa301 wrote:
Bet the police were gutted they were unable to close the road on this occasion.
Surely this incident warranted a full blown closure for a couple of hours, with half a dozen police cars in attendance, being a 'major incident'. More exciting for them, so beats patrolling for burglars and drivers using handheld mobiles.
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Bet the police were gutted they were unable to close the road on this occasion.[/p][/quote]Surely this incident warranted a full blown closure for a couple of hours, with half a dozen police cars in attendance, being a 'major incident'. More exciting for them, so beats patrolling for burglars and drivers using handheld mobiles. Withdean-er
  • Score: -5

9:25am Fri 21 Mar 14

plantwoman says...

downbythesea wrote:
And this classes as news? Hmmm! Almost as bad as the cr*p video adverts that you have to watch on here before watching the cr*ppy video reports done by the YTS trainee at The Argus.

I really do think this website is steam powered it takes so long to get all the awful adverts from the 10 or so other websites it connects to (install and use Lightbeam for Firefox from Mozilla.org). It's so rubbish until you disable ad serving, then u can open pages in 2 seconds rather than upto 15!!!
This website is c**p - I'm using IE - can I disable the adverts as you have done?
[quote][p][bold]downbythesea[/bold] wrote: And this classes as news? Hmmm! Almost as bad as the cr*p video adverts that you have to watch on here before watching the cr*ppy video reports done by the YTS trainee at The Argus. I really do think this website is steam powered it takes so long to get all the awful adverts from the 10 or so other websites it connects to (install and use Lightbeam for Firefox from Mozilla.org). It's so rubbish until you disable ad serving, then u can open pages in 2 seconds rather than upto 15!!![/p][/quote]This website is c**p - I'm using IE - can I disable the adverts as you have done? plantwoman
  • Score: -2

11:55am Fri 21 Mar 14

spa301 says...

Who on earth is marking comments like this one down? Is it you Argus?
I too would love to disable the adverts if advised by someone in the know.
Who on earth is marking comments like this one down? Is it you Argus? I too would love to disable the adverts if advised by someone in the know. spa301
  • Score: -2

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