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A27 remains closed during rush hour after waste fire

Photo: East Sussex Fire & Rescue

The A27 will remain closed in both directions near Lewes during rush hour due to a large fire at a recycling plant.

Around 40 firefighters were sent to the blaze at Greystone Quarry in Southerham just after 7pm yesterday where 200 tonnes of scrap metal was alight.

Credit: East Sussex Fire & Rescue

The fire is now under control but people living nearby are urged to keep windows and doors closed due to smoke.

It is not thought to be of significant risk to health.

Smoke could be seen from miles around Credit: ITV Meridian
Credit: ITV Meridian
The road will remain closed during rush hour Credit: ITV Meridian