Cranes arrive ready to right a lorry that tipped over at the Blackdown roundabout on Uckfield by-pass this morning. Picture: Robin Eatwell.

By-pass incident sees traffic diverted through Uckfield town centre

Update at 4.16pm – Drivers reported that traffic was flowing smoothly on Uckfield by-pass again after disruption earlier today.

From our earlier report – A lorry tipped over on the Uckfield by-pass this morning leading to traffic being diverted through the town centre.

The accident happened on the Blackdown roundabout. At midday cranes arrived to right and remove it but while it was possible to travel north those heading south faced a road closed sign.

Update at 3.45pm – Police said there were not aware of a second incident on the by-pass this afternoon, as previously reported.

The only report they had was of a car on fire on the B2026 at Duddleswell at 2.30pm. East Sussex Fire and Rescue were dealing with the fire and the police were assisting with traffic management.



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