A LANDSLIDE, several fallen trees, a sinkhole and widespread flooding is causing disruption to roads in Sussex.

At 4pm a landslide was reported to East Sussex Highways.

A spokesman said: “We’ve received reports of a landslide on the B2110 near Withyham Close in Eastbourne, with half of the carriageway being blocked.”

The organisation said a Highway Steward was attending.

This follows an Amber weather warning for rain being issued by the MET Office across much of the south east.

Three trees have also fallen across roads in the county, one in Upper Avenue in Eastbourne at about midday, one at the junction of the B2102 and the A267 at the Cross in Hand near Uckfield and one in Daleham Lane, near Fletchling.

East Sussex Highways warned drivers in Bexhill that a sinkhole had appeared in Copper Drive.

As well as this there was a sunken manhole cover in Place Lane, Seaford.

East Sussex Highways also said it had received reports of flooding in Ashcombe Hollow in Lewes, Rosedale Place in Eastbourne, Dittons Road in Polegate, South Road in Hailsham, Rattle Road in Stone Cross, Grange Road in Uckfield and Udimore Road in Rye.

An AA spokesman said the flooding in Lewes was causing severe delays.

He said: "There is flooding in Ashcombe Hollow between the A27 (Ashcombe Roundabout) and Ashcombe Lane.

"Approach this with care. It is not being helped by the adverse weather conditions.

"As a result there are severe delays of eleven minutes on the A27 Ranscombe Hill with an average speed of ten mph.

"Delays are increasing."

Southern Rail alerted passengers to possible disruption to its services.

A spokesman said: “Severe weather is forecast today which means some disruption is possible to Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express services.

“Their network is currently running well and all routes are open, however, the train operators are advising you to check for any updates to this message if you are going to be travelling during the afternoon and evening.

“If you are making an essential journey, you may wish to leave some extra time.

“There is an Amber Warning in force from the Met Office, and this states that we are expecting around 50-60mm of rain in the worst affected areas of South-East England today.”