People bypass road closures on the A23 following an accident near Bolney

A WARNING has been issued after police received reports of motorists driving the wrong way on slip roads following an accident involving a car and lorry on the A23.

The accident happened at around 5.15am this morning on the south side of the A23 near Bolney.

Police, firefighters and ambulances were all present where an overturned car was left.

Sussex Police have received reports of people driving their cars up driveways to avoid road closures.

A spokesman said: “Several vehicles have reportedly driven the wrong way onto slip roads to circumvent the current road closures on the A23.

“Please don’t do this – it’s not just a regulatory offence, you endanger yourself and other road users.”

The Argus: The A23 this morningThe A23 this morning

Sussex Police are looking for witnesses to the accident.

A spokesman said: “Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision between a car and a lorry on the A23 near Bolney at around 5.15am on Sunday 10th July.

“The road is currently closed in both directions from exit 11 (Pease Pottage) while police, fire and ambulance are at the scene.

“It is likely that the road will be closed in both directions for an extended period and it is not yet known when the road will reopen.

“Anyone planning to use the road is being asked to take an alternative route.

“Anyone who witnessed the collision, or has dashcam footage of it, is asked to report it to police by emailing it to or by calling 101 and the operation Riverhill states.”

The north side of the A23 has now been reopened.

South side remains closed while Highways teams clean it up.

Live updates here. People bypass road closures on the A23 following an accident near Bolney

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