UPDATE: Emergency services working to reopen the A259

Police, fire and Southern Gas members have been working through the night to shut off the gas leak. Pictures Eddie Mitchell
Police, fire and Southern Gas members have been working through the night to shut off the gas leak. Pictures Eddie Mitchell

The A259 remains closed as emergency services continue to work together to shut off a major gas leak.

Police, the fire service and Southern Gas engineers have been working through the night to stop the leak, outside Asda in Ferring, and say the road will be reopened as soon as the scene is made safe.

Emergency services were called at 6pm yesterday, Saturday, January 21, though people have reported a strong smell of gas in the area from 2pm.

The Asda Superstore was evacuated last night as a precaution and currently remains closed.

The A259 currently remains closed in both directions between the Titnore Lane roundabout and the Angmering bypass roundabout.

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Asda Superstore in Ferring remains closed after being evacuated last night. Pictures Eddie Mitchell

Asda Superstore in Ferring remains closed after being evacuated last night. Pictures Eddie Mitchell

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Firefighters remains on the scene assisting police and Southern Gas. Picture Eddie Mitchell

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