Clean-up continues after sewage leak causes a stink for third time in Lancing

The clean-up operation is continuing in Lancing, where raw sewage flooded a road over the weekend.

Residents have spoken of their anger after a sewage pipe burst in the West Beach area, the third such incident in as many months.

Pictures from the scene show sewage on the road along Orient Road, The Broadway and West Way.

Crews from Southern Water say they have been using tankers to manage flows so people can use their facilities as normal.

Tankers lined up to control waste flows on the A259

One-way traffic management is in place along Brighton Road.

But many residents are frustrated that the recurring problem has not yet been fixed.

Local resident Amy Cyster told ITV Meridian; "It’s not healthy for anyone on the estate. We are unable to take our dogs for a walk or even go in the garden without smelling the sewage.

"It is getting spread further due to vehicles driving through it and you can smell it inside the car as well. Something needs to be done about this."Tankers were called to a damaged main in Orient Road in October, to prevent raw sewage flooding into homes and gardens.

In a statement, Southern Water said: "We’d like to apologise to our customers in Orient Road, Lancing following another burst on the sewer in the area – we’re grateful for their patience and glad that no homes or property have been affected.

"We are already preparing to put a special polymer lining in a stretch of sewer nearby to make the network tougher with work starting on Monday.

"As well as making a repair at the burst, we’re bringing forward the plans to use tankers to manage flows so the environment is protected and customers can use facilities as usual.

"More work to prevent future bursts in the area is being planned and we’ll keep people informed."