SNOW UPDATE: Police warning to drivers and updated school closures

Snow on Titch Hill between Steyning and Sompting S11200H13
Snow on Titch Hill between Steyning and Sompting S11200H13

Sussex police has issued a warning to drivers - to only make a journey on the roads if it is essential.

A statement issued by the force this morning (Tuesday, March 12), said that in the last 24 hours officers had attended more than 300 collisions across the county. Thankfully, no-one suffered any life threatening injuries.

Chief Inspector Phil Nicholas from the Road Policing Unit said: “The conditions meant there was a significant demand on our resources last night and we were stretched to capacity.

“Today is going to be about helping recover vehicles as many people fell asleep in their cars or abandoned them so even when the roads did become clearer they were still blocked by many vehicles.

“We will be assisting the Highways and other partner agencies to recover these vehicles. Although the conditions have inproved slightly, we are asking people to not make any journeys unless they are essential.”

More schools have also announced they will be closed.

The full list so far is as follows:

Angmering School (The), Littlehampton;

Ashington CofE First School, Pulborough;

Bramber First School, Worthing;

Bury CofE Primary School, Pulborough;

Chatsmore Catholic High School, Worthing;

Cornfield School, Littlehampton;

Downsbrook Middle School, Worthing;

Durrington First School, Worthing;

Durrington High School, Worthing;

Durrington Middle School, Worthing;

East Preston Junior School, Littlehampton;

Elm Grove First School, Worthing;

English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, Worthing;

Heene CofE First School, Worthing;

Herons Dale Primary School, Shoreham By Sea;

Lyndhurst First School, Worthing;

Orchards Middle School (The), Worthing;

Palatine School, Worthing;

River Beach Primary School, Littlehampton;

Rydon Community College, Pulborough;

Seaside Primary School, Lancing;

Shoreham Beach Primary School, Shoreham;

Sompting Village Primary School, Lancing;

Springfield First School, Worthing;

St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School, Littlehampton;

St Margaret’s CofE Primary School, Angmering, Littlehampton;

St Mary’s CofE First School, Washington, Pulborough;

St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Shoreham-by-Sea;

Summerlea Community Primary School, Littlehampton;

Swiss Gardens Primary School, Shoreham By Sea;

Thakeham First School, Pulborough;

Upper Beeding Primary School, Steyning;

West Chiltington Community School, Pulborough;

West Park CE First and Middle (Controlled) School, Worthing;

White Meadows Primary School, Littlehampton;

Whytemead First School, Worthing

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