SNOW: School closures and poor driving conditions

Snow on Titch Hill between Steyning and Sompting. Dog walking is William Templeton and Monty. S11209H13.

Snow on Titch Hill between Steyning and Sompting. Dog walking is William Templeton and Monty. S11209H13.

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The snow that has been falling since yesterday (Monday, March 11) morning is causing chaos across Sussex.

As the snow started to settle yesterday evening, it resulted in several road collisions which shut the A27 at the Sussex Pad in Shoreham and near to the Coach and Horses pub in Patching, near Worthing, for a number of hours.

This morning, (Tuesday, March 12) driving conditions are still hazardous, with slow moving traffic on many of the main carriageways.

The A27 at Lyons Farm, Worthing, is moving very slowly, while on other routes such as the A259 between Shoreham and Worthing, drivers are slowing down and being extra cautious.

Many drivers have suggested via social networking sites that the roads were not gritted enough, which it was said resulted in several people getting stuck and having to abandon their vehicles.

As the blizzards got worse, some schools have decided to close today.

So far, the schools that are listed as closed by West Sussex County Council are:

Bury CofE Primary School, Pulborough; Cornfield School, Littlehampton and Shoreham Beach Primary School, Shoreham.

Have you been stuck in the snow overnight, or had an unusual snow experience? Tell us about it by calling one of our newsrooms: Worthing - 01903 282359; Shoreham - 01903 282390 or Littlehampton - 01903 714135.

Or maybe you have taken some pictures of your area in the snow. Email them to reader.pictures@worthingherald.co.uk

Keep checking the Herald and Gazette websites for all the latest snow news.