Commuters face tailbacks as car runs out of fuel on A27

Commuters face tailbacks as car runs out of fuel

Commuters face tailbacks as car runs out of fuel

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A traffic jam snaked its way back down a major route as a car ran out of fuel.

Commuters travelling eastbound on the A27 were met with heavy traffic when they passed Hollingbury as they ran into extended queues this morning. 

The delays were all the result of one car running out of the fuel and the consequent efforts to recover it.

The knock on effect left cars trailing back along the road until the stricken vehicle was towed away at 9.10am.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "At 8.40am on Wednesday a car ran out of fuel on the eastbound A27 at Hollingbury and there were consequent talibacks. It was towed away by 9.10am."

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1:18pm Wed 13 Aug 14

FatherTed11 says...

Bloody woman drivers never learn!
Bloody woman drivers never learn! FatherTed11
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6:39pm Wed 13 Aug 14

melee says...

Surely putting some fuel in it would have been easier (and cheaper) than towing it away? They have these things called petrol cans now, they are portable and everything.
Surely putting some fuel in it would have been easier (and cheaper) than towing it away? They have these things called petrol cans now, they are portable and everything. melee
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