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Firefighters forced to clear flytipped rubbish blocking route to five-car crash

Credit: West Sussex Fire and Rescue

Firefighters responding to a five-car crash were forced to out of their vehicle to clear illegally dumped rubbish which was blocking their route.

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service has now released a photo of the fly-tipping on the A27 emergency access slip road.

The incident meant they were delayed reaching the scene of the accident in the Southwick tunnel outside Brighton on Friday.

In a statement on their Facebook page, the fire service said: "This is unacceptable and Highways England have been informed" and they urge people to report large scale illegal dumping to help avoid a similar situation.