Worthing gridlock: A27 in Lancing closed for over six hours due to serious accident

The gridlock in Worthing and Shoreham continues as the A27 was closed for over six hours due to an accident.

A woman and a child were taken to hospital with serious injuries after a two-vehicle collision near the Sussex Pad traffic lights. Click here to read more about the collision, which prompted an outpouring of prayers from the community. The fire service helped free the pair from their vehicle, find out more about the rescue operation here.

The A27 in Lancing

The A27 in Lancing

The A27 was shut at 5.45am in both directions, and the westbound carriageway was reopened at 7.40am - but traffic was still building as drivers slowed down to look at what happened, according to traffic reports.

At 8.30am this morning, a police spokesman said the eastbound lane of the A27 was likely to remain closed until at least 11am while investigations took place.

According to traffic reports, the eastbound carriageway was reopened at 12.15pm, but delays of 45 minutes continue.

The collision has caused gridlock in Worthing, Shoreham and Lancing, with the eastbound lane of the A259 filled with stationary traffic from Shoreham all the way back to Worthing town centre at around 9.30am this morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage of the incident to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Fairmile.