Crash between car and lorry closes major Chichester road

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A MAJOR road in Chichester has been closed this afternoon following an accident.

According to Arun Police, the A259 from the Felpham by-pass roundabout to the Bognor bridge roundabout was initially closed in both directions, with motorists asked to find an alternative route.

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However, the district's police force confirmed the road has now been reopened southbound from Chichester to Bognor.

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Picture: Arun PolicePicture: Arun Police
Picture: Arun Police

Casualties had to be 'extracted’ from a vehicle following the collision.

A spokesman from Sussex Police said: ‘Police were called to a collision involving two vehicles, a car and a truck, on the A259 between Chichester and Bognor, near the Marshall Mercedes Benz of Chichester garage, around 1.30pm.

‘The road is currently closed while emergency services deal with the matter. This is ongoing and no further details are available at this time.’

Just after 3.30pm, West Sussex Highways said it was working to manually control the traffic lights.

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A spokesman said: ‘Please be advised that following an RTI on the A259 the road is closed from A27 to Felpham bypass. We are working with SGN to manually control their lights ASAP on the A29 Shripney and Pagham road, Lagness as queues already forming.’

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