DRIVERS are set to face an evening of delays and congestion following a fatal crash on the A27.
The collision took place on the westbound stretch of the carriageway at about 2.20pm today.
The tragedy closed the highway in both directions for hours while emergency services dealt with the smash.
The closure has caused widespread chaos for commuters across parts of Chichester, Havant and Emsworth, with drivers facing more than two hours of delays.
Although the eastbound carriageway has now partially re-opened the westbound route remains closed, with diversions in place.
Traffic is still slow-moving through Havant with queues on main roundabouts in Chichester hindering journey times home.
Sussex Police has already urged drivers to avoid the area while their investigations into the crash continue.
The victim has not yet been formally identified and traffic delays are expected to continue throughout the night.