A27 blocked after lorries come off the road

A RECOVERY lorry carrying an HGV swerved off the A27 and in to a hedge just before lunchtime today (July 25).

The vehicle was trying to avoid an oncoming car, lost control and swerved off the road.

No-one was injured in the crash but both the recovery vehicle and the lorry had to be recovered from the bushes at the side of the road.

It happened at around 11.30am on the west bound carriageway between the junctions of the Polegate By-Pass and Wilmington Street.

Police arrived on scene shortly after the accident occurred and closed the road in both directions.

The closure caused long delays for motorists but the road was reopened at 1.30pm.