Part of the A24 has been closed due to a crash.

Police fire and ambulance crews have all been called to the collision north of the Buck Barn crossroads, near Cowfold.

Drivers are being urged to avoid the area as emergency teams work at the scene.

A West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "The A24 southbound is closed north of the Buck Barn crossroads while we respond to a road traffic collision.

"Crews from Horsham Fire Station and the Heavy Rescue Tender from Crawley Fire Station are in attendance.

"Joint Fire Control was alerted to the incident at 9.08am this morning. The road is expected to remain closed this morning, and drivers are urged to avoid the area for the time being."

Sussex Police say the collision involved a car and a tree.

It is understood the car left the road and struck the tree, rather than the tree having been brought down into the road by high winds overnight.

A spokesman for the force said: "Emergency services are dealing with a collision just north of the Buck Barn crossroads on the A24 Worthing Road.

"A car collided with a tree shortly before 9am on Thursday (March 11). A road closure is currently in place."

As of 11.10am, all fire crews had left the scene.

But the road remains closed with police still present at the crash site.


The road is now reported to have been reopened.

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