SNOW: Hazardous driving conditions on A23 and M23
Traffic is slow and there are hazardous driving conditions on the A23 and M23 as snow continues to fall across Sussex today (Monday March 11).
Traffic is heavy on the M23 in both directions between Junction 11 (A23 Pease Pottage) and Junction 10 (A2011 Crawley).
On the A23 traffic is very slow and hazardous driving conditions are making it tricky for drivers travelling northbound between Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common and the M23 Junction in Pease Pottage, because of ice.
Sussex Police has warned drivers to make allowances for the return of the wintry weather as road policing units have been called to a number of crashes caused by the snowy conditions.
A police spokesman said: “There’s not a great deal of snow falling at the moment, but the temperature is hovering at or just below freezing and the roads are slippery in places. Some drivers are just not making allowances for the conditions.
“In icy conditions it will take a lot longer to bring your vehicle to a stop. Allow greater stopping distances between you and the vehicle in front - at least ten times the normal distance - and keep your speed appropriate to the conditions. Keep your driving smooth, avoid sudden turning, braking or acceleration. Areas under trees, in shadow and on bridges tend to remain colder for longer so beware that there may still be ice patches even if the rest of the road is clear.
“Before setting off drivers should make sure that mirrors and all windows and lights are clear from ice, frost or condensation. On cold mornings it is all too easy to jump in your car and drive off, but it is important that you have a good view of the road all around you from the start.
“Spring may be just around the corner, but while it may be warm and cosy inside your car, it’s cold, icy and potentially very hazardous outside it. Please think!”
- BREAKING NEWS: Oakhurst Grange Nursing Home to close
- Bury winger Worrall rejects Crawley Town move
- Fund to be set up in memory of boy who died after mirror fell on him
- Traffic cones come to life in Crawley town centre!
- Crawley council leader to contest claims he sexually harassed fellow councillor with text messages
- Police officer denies shoplifting at Crawley Tesco
- New Sainsbury’s store in Horley
- Number of shops rises for first time in six years ... but tough times lie ahead
- From the back pages, May 9: Advantage Chelsea and Arsenal in race for Champions League as Tottenham’s 23-year winless streak at Stamford Bridge goes on
- Have your say on High Street parking plans
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Crawley
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Temperature: 15 C to 26 C
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Wind direction: North
Temperature: 12 C to 19 C
Wind Speed: 10 mph
Wind direction: East