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A27 reopened at Lewes after waste fire

Credit: East Sussex Fire & Rescue

The A27 is now reopened at Lewes after a 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.

Drivers are advised to keep windows closed when passing the scene.

Diversions in place for A27 traffic after waste fire

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Firefighters are still at the scene of a fire at a recycling plant in Lewes.

The A27 will remain closed in both directions during rush hour.

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: ITV Meridian

The diversion for eastbound traffic is via the A26 northbound to the junction with the A22, then the A22 southbound to rejoin the A27."

"The diversion for westbound traffic is via the A26 southbound to the junction with the A259, then the A259 westbound to the junction with the A23, then the A23 northbound via London Road to rejoin the A27."

– Highways England
Credit: ITV Meridian

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