Thursday, 2 December 2010

Snow update

The travel news on our local newspaper's web site at 8.25 this morning:


Some buses have now fitted snow chains and the following services are now running: Service 1 between Portslade (Battle of Trafalgar) and Old Steine only running every 20 minutes. We are currently checking the state of Eastern Road and hope to be able to run through to Arundel Road shortly. Please check back here for further information about this.

Service 46 between Portslade Station and Old Steine only: departures from Portslade at 04 and 34 minutes past the hour and from Old Steine at 03 and 33 minutes past the hour Service 49 between The Avenue and Old Steine only: this is now running every half an hour with departures from both The Avenue and Old Steine at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour (note the revised timings)


Southern has suspended its service until at least 10am. First Capital Connect does have trains running, but says the Brighton route is blocked by heavy snowfall, so there's nothing running there. One piece of good news - your ticket will be accepted on Southern routes - if any were running . . .


Conditions are treacherous, and abandoned cars are adding to the problem. We will post major updates here, but also check our live traffic updates.

East Sussex County Council said there has been about 30cm of snow across the county overnight.

A council spokeswoman said highways teams have been ploughing throughout the night.

She said: "Our priority will be to focus on the main routes and we will continue to plough throughout the day, but the forecast is for continued snow showers."

They are advising people not to travel unless absolutely necessary.


Gatwick Airport is closed until at least tomorrow morning.

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