UPDATE: Road reopened after scaffolding collapse

Scaffolding closes Shaftesbury Avenue in Worthing
Scaffolding closes Shaftesbury Avenue in Worthing

Shaftesbury Avenue in Worthing is now reopened between The Boulevard and the Barrington Road junction after scaffolding crashed and blocked the road in the early hours of this morning (Monday, February 8).

To watch a video of the dramatic scene where the scaffolding had fallen, click here

Scaffolding closes Shaftesbury Avenue in Worthing. Picture by Eddie Mitchell.

Scaffolding closes Shaftesbury Avenue in Worthing. Picture by Eddie Mitchell.

A spokesman for West Sussex County Council said: “The scaffolding has now been cleared from the carriageway and it is fully open.”

West Fire and Rescue and Sussex Police attended the scene after midnight.

The 20m x 8m scaffolding had fallen following a night of strong winds.

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