It’s March and it’s snowing in Eastbourne
Gritters were out on the roads around East Sussex this morning as rush hour commuters were greeted by snow flurries this morning.
The Met Office correctly forecast snow over last night - and there is more too come. They have forecast more snow later today and overnight into Tuesday morning.
There are reports of black ice and long delays on some country roads.
The A259 East Dean Road in East Dean was closed both ways at the B2103 Warren Hill because of an accident before 9am, but was later re-opened.
There was some congestion reported on the A27 westbound between the A22 near Polegate and the A2270, and very slow traffic on the A259 Rye Road in Hastings at the B2093 Old London Road junction.
On the A2100 in Battle there were reports of hazardous driving conditions on the A2100 High Street between the A271 North Trade Road junction in Battle and the A21 Sedlescombe Road North junction in Hastings, because of ice. While the B2089 Udimore Road in Udimore was partially blocked with slow traffic at the Winchelsea Lane junction, because of an overturned car.
St Mary’s Lane in Hastings was partially blocked in both directions between the Turkey Road junction and the A269 Ninfield Road junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles.
South East Coast Ambulance Service tweeted: “Take extra care today please. Tricky driving conditions and slippery underfoot.”
Cuckmere House School in Seaford announced this morning that it was closing because of the snowy weather. Despite a number of schools and colleges shutting in the Hastings area, all schools in the Eastbourne area remained open.
The good news is that it is going to get warmer on Wednesday and Thursday.
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Weather for Eastbourne
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Temperature: 9 C to 16 C
Wind Speed: 16 mph
Wind direction: North
Temperature: 5 C to 14 C
Wind Speed: 16 mph
Wind direction: West