TRAFFIC UPDATE: Heavy traffic on A23 after van fire

traffic newgate lane re a32 stubbington bypass''PICTURE: PAUL JACOBS (090323-5) PPP-140630-113759001
traffic newgate lane re a32 stubbington bypass''PICTURE: PAUL JACOBS (090323-5) PPP-140630-113759001

Two lanes are blocked and there is heavy traffic on A23 southbound, between Handcross and Slaugham, due to a van fire and some smoke blowing across the road this morning (Thursday, July 30).

Fire and Rescue crews were called to the scene at 6.38am this morning to extinguish a trailer that caught fire.

The two crews from Crawley and one crew from Horsham have now left the scene.

One high pressure hose reel and two breathing apparatus was used.

UPDATE: Traffic now clear (8.05am).

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