TRAFFIC: 2,000 litres of sewage blocks A272

Part of the A272 has been closed in both directions after 2,000 litres of sewage fell from a lorry in Billingshurst, according to West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.

Thursday, 22nd June 2017, 7:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:02 am

Fire crews were called to the scene between Crimbourne Lane and Sandgates Farm, Billinghurst, at 5.16pm.

A fire spokesman said: “We sent two crews to the scene, one from Billingshurst and one from Horsham.

“There were reports of a fire and upon arrival, up to 2,000 litres of sewage had been spilt onto the road.

“The sewage has been collected and removed and the situation has been handed over to Sussex Police.

“Crews used two breathing apparatus, one jet and one high pressure hose reel to deal with the fire.”

Police were called to assist the fire service at 5.27pm and remain on scene.

A police spokesman said: “The fire is now out and police were called to assist the fire service.

“Officers are on scene to control the traffic and have closed part of the road.
“The road is expected to reopen shortly as police help with recovery.”

Slow traffic has been reported in the surrounding areas.