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Millions to be spent repairing roads in Surrey

Roads throughout the region have been affected by the severe weather Credit: Meridian

The estimated repair bill to fix Surrey’s roads and bridges has reached £6m. Torrential rain, strong winds and burst river banks over Christmas and the New Year prompted county council roads teams to work around the clock to clear hundreds of flooded roads and fallen trees.

Council roads inspectors assessing damage to roads, bridges, drainage, embankments and footpaths across the county gave early estimates that the clear-up would cost around £5 million. This has now gone up to £6 million. The eventual bill could be as much as £10m.

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Women suffer life threatening injuries in A3 crash

This morning a heavy good vehicle collided with a stationary broken down car on the A3 southbound at Buriton, leaving two women with life threatening injuries.

The cars collided at 9.25am and on impact with the barrier they both caught fire.

The two female occupants were rescued by a female police officer and two members of the public.

The car driver, a 21-year-old woman has suffered life threatening injuries and her 19-year-old sister, who was a front seat passenger, has serious injuries.

Both women were airlifted to Southampton General Hosptial and the third female was treated for shock at the scene.

The driver of the HGV, a 33-year-old man from Bulgaria, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving without due care and attention.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash.

Two cars catch alight on A3

Winchester Police have confirmed that two cars are alight on the A3 Southbound and emergency services are on the scene.

The A3 southbound is currently closed.

There was a broken down car on southbound carriageway near to the Buriton turn off and another car went into the back of it, causing them both to catch fire.

All the people have been taken out of the vehicles.

Train delays after Gatwick signalling problem

Southern are expecting delays of up to one hour between Victoria and Barnham and between London Bridge and Horsham due to signalling problem at Gatwick Airport.

There are also delays on the Gatwick Express between Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

First Great Western trains are expecting delays between Gatwick Airport and Guildford and First Capital has delays between St Pancras and Brighton.

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Cyclist injured after A24 crash

The A24 Worthing Road between Buck Barn crossroads and the Southwater roundabout has been closed in both directions today (Thursday, January 2) after a bus and a cyclist were in collision shortly after 11.30am.

The cyclist, a man, was seriously injured and the road was closed to enable the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance to land close to the scene. Police have set up diversions.

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