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A22 Hailsham closed due to downed power cables

The Southbound carriageway of the A22 at Hailsham is closed due to downed power cables.

Traffic has been disrupted since about 1pm this afternoon, The northbound carriageway has been re-opened and engineers from UK Power Networks have been called.

The southbound road will remain closed until the cables have been removed and engineers have declared the scene safe.

A spokesman for UK Power Networks said: "UK Power Networks engineers are working as quickly and as safely as possible to restore power supplies to 294 customers in the Polegate Road area of Hailsham following a road accident at about 12.40pm today (April 18).

"We were notified by the police that a lorry had brought down some overhead electricity lines.
Engineers are already on site, making the area safe and beginning repair work."

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