UPDATE: Huge tailbacks as main town centre road blocked

Police directing traffic in Horsham town centre
Police directing traffic in Horsham town centre

Motorists have been caught up in huge delays in Horsham town centre due to a road being blocked.

Police are currently directing traffic in both directions along the Worthing Road due to an incident outside Prewetts Mill.

Police directing traffic in Horsham town centre

Police directing traffic in Horsham town centre

An officer at the scene said a vehicle had broken down and police were stopping traffic to avoid a collision.

Original reports suggested the road had been closed and that drivers were being stopped from leaving Sainsburys supermarket.

Both the road and the exit to the store remain open but traffic is queuing in all directions with some motorists stuck as far back as the John Lewis superstore and Horsham Bus Station.

More to follow.