Police warning in the wake of more than 300 collisions on Sussex roads

Sussex Police have warned to only travel across the county today if necessary after the heavy snowfall caused chaos on the roads.

In the last 24 hours, police attended more than 300 collisions across the county. No-one suffered any life threatening injuries.

Chief Inspector Phil Nicholas from the Road Policing Unit said: “The conditions meant there was a significant demand on our resources last night and we were stretched to capacity.

“Today is going to be about helping recover vehicles as many people fell asleep in their cars or abandoned them so even when the roads did become clearer they were still blocked by many vehicles.

“We will be assisting the Highways and other partner agencies to recover these vehicles.

“Although the conditions have improved slightly, we are asking people to not make any journeys unless they are essential.”