A CRASH is causing "severe delays" on a busy road.

The collision on the A27 earlier this morning has resulted in queuing traffic.

The incident was first reported shortly before 9.30am.

An AA spokesman said: "The road is partially blocked and there is queueing traffic due to a crash on the A27 eastbound, after the A293 (Portslade / West Hove turn off).

The Argus:

"There are severe delays of 27 minutes and these delays are increasing on the A27 eastbound between the A270 Upper Shoreham Road (Southwick / Holmbush turn off) and the A2038 King George V Avenue (Hove turn off).

"The average speed is five mph."

He warned that there were also delays on the A27 near Shoreham.

It was reported shortly after 10.30am that traffic has eased in the area.