Three people have been injured as strong winds, the remnants of hurricane Gonzalo, buffeted the south today.
Three women were trapped when a tree fell at Southwick Recreation Ground in West Sussex. One was in a mobility scooter. They were all taken to hospital.
The incident happened minutes after the Met Office upgraded it's weather warning to include the South of England. That remains in force until eight o'clock tonight until which time further disruption to travel and further damage is a possibility. Malcolm Shaw reports:
Three people have been injured by a fallen tree at Southwick Recreation Ground in West Sussex just before 10am this morning.
Two women, who were trapped underneath, were taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, suffering from back, neck and pelvic pain, and one suffered a head injury, a South East Coast Ambulance spokesman said.
A third casualty, who police believe was a woman in a wheelchair, was taken to Worthing Hospital by ambulance.
West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service and the Kent, Surrey and Sussex air ambulance also attended the scene.
Sussex Police said the casualties were all conscious and breathing when they were taken to hospital.
Emergency services are at the scene in Southwick where two women are trapped underneath a tree.
An air ambulance had landed nearby.
The A27 Eastbound exit slip road closed at Southwick in East Sussex after an accident at A293. A car has left the road and gone down the embankment.
A27 Southwick Tunnel ClosureRoutine maintenance will be carried out on the A27 Southwick Tunnel on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 September between 8pm and 6am. Both tunnels will be closed, road users will be directed to follow a fully signed diverion via the A270 and A293.