UPDATE: A24 to be closed overnight for re-surfacing after diesel spill near Washington

Traffic update.
Traffic update.

The A24 between Washington and Findon is set to be shut overnight for resurfacing after a diesel spill this morning (Tuesday August 19).

Police closed the A24 southbound after a lorry struck a crash barrier and ruptured its fuel tank, spilling a large amount of diesel across the carriageway.

West Sussex County Council’s Highways Department has been working throughout the day to repair the damage and re-open the road, but due to its condition it will have to be resurfaced overnight.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area and to seek alternative routes.

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