POLICE and emergency services have now cleared both incidents between Albourne and Hickstead, with one person sustaining a minor injury.

Long queues of traffic along the route caused mass delays this morning after a van caught fire and car went off the road.

Emergency services responded to two separate incidents from around 10am Sunday August 1.

The van fire, between Muddleswood and Hickstead, has now been dealt with by West Sussex Fire and Rescue (WSFR). 

A spokesman for WSFR has said it was attended by crews from Burgess Hill and Henfield at around 10am, they then left the scene at 11:36am.

A car had also left the road and crashed into a hedgerow, between Pyecombe and Muddleswood.

The spokesman said: "A person was trapped but self extricated under Sussex East Coast Ambulance Service supervision."

Two pumps from Brighton attended the scene until leaving at 11.23am.

The southbound approach was reportedly also closed but has now reopened.

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