TRAFFIC delays are expected this afternoon (Wednesday) as equipment for a wind farm is delivered. 

Sussex Police is due to escort the abnormal load from the M25 to the Shepham Wind Farm in Polegate, via Lewes. 

Sergeant Dan Pitcher, of the East Sussex Roads Policing Unit, said: "Some of these loads are significant in size and it is inevitable that they will cause delays for roads users on the A23 and the A27 between Lewes and Polegate.

"Officers will periodically be closing roads while the load passes, however we will endeavour to maintain the free flow of traffic where possible.”

Officers from the Sussex Police Roads Policing Unit will start escorting the equipment from Clacket Lane services on the M25 at about 12.15pm.

They will then travel southbound on the M23 and the A23, before turning west on the A27.

Due to the road layout, the load will turn around at Shoreham clover leaf roundabout and head for Polegate. 

It is expected to go through Lewes between 1.30pm and 2pm.

A further two abnormal loads will be escorted on the same route an hour earlier next week - Wednesday September 7 and Thursday September 8.