HIGH winds are causing havoc across Sussex.

Trains have been cancelled due to power cuts, and fallen trees have led to delays on the roads.

The winds are so intense people have been seen clinging to lamp posts for stability. 

A yellow warning for high winds across the county came into effect at 4am. Gusts of up to 70mph were forecast in places, with a warning of potential flying debris and large waves.

The railways are severely affected, and there is a reduced service on the Brighton mainline due to a power problem. The Seaford line is suspended after a level crossing fault, and a signalling problem has led to a reduced service on the Uckfield line.

Trains between London Victoria and Eastbourne and between Victoria and Littlehampton have been reduced to an hourly service. This will continue until approximately 2:30pm tomorrow.

Southern Rail said high winds were having an impact across the network.

Busses in Southwick are being redirected after a tree fell on top of a car in Overhill. The number 46 bus is being diverted via Upton Avenue.

The Argus: A fallen tree in York PlaceA fallen tree in York Place

Traffic is moving slowly in Marlborough Place, Brighton. Pedestrians have been clearing roadwork barriers blown across the street so that cars can pass. 

Traffic has eased on the A24 northbound between Findon and Washington now that fallen trees have been cleared.

The yellow weather warning comes to an end at 6pm.