BREAKING NEWS: Traffic chaos south of Midhurst

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There is traffic chaos south of Midhurst after the A286 was closed when an oak tree fell across the road.

The tree has fallen south of the Greyhound pub on Cocking Causeway and police are diverting traffic through West Lavington.

West Lavington villagers are reporting gridlock with a huge traffic jam on Oaklands Lane, as motorists struggle to reach Chichester.

A police spokesman said: “Officers were called to reports of a fallen tree on the A286 near the Bex Lane junction in Midhurst just before 10.30am. Both lanes are blocked.”

The spokesman said there were no vehicles involved and no injuries.”

Highways officers have been informed.

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