A CAR crash is causing tailbacks on the A27 from Lewes to Brighton. 

Police say two vehicles crashed at 2.50pm on the A27 eastbound, just before the Ashcombe roundabout at Lewes.

One of the vehicles burst into flames but the occupant had already got out. One person suffered minor injuries. 

A police spokesman added shortly after 4pm: "There are long traffic delays stretching back to Brighton and motorists are asked to avoid the area."