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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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Major resurfacing project being considered

West Sussex County Council is giving “serious consideration” to a multi-million pound investment for resurfacing the county's unclassified roads. Over the last three years high levels of rainfall, flooding, freezing temperatures and snow, caused significant deterioration to the area's road network.

In 2009/10 only 12% of unclassified roads across West Sussex were considered in need of repair- in 2012/13 that figure had increased to 22%.Unclassified roads make up 55% of the entire road network in the county.

We've spent all summer investigating long term plans for managing the highways network, in response to the many residents who expressed concern about the deterioration of some of our roads. By putting in place a long term plan that makes our roads more resilient, we can prevent damage, provide greater value for the taxpayer and make managing problems caused by extreme weather easier. We can't give an exact figure at this stage, but our findings suggest if we invest heavily now in upgrading road surfaces, it will be cheaper in the long run to maintain them and stop them deteriorating.”

– Pieter Montyn, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport
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