Sussex

High winds in Sussex cause damage to school and road closure

Queens Road closed with police car in foreground
Image caption Queens Road, in Brighton, was closed after scaffolding fell onto the road during high winds

A school building has been badly damaged after a tree fell on it during high winds in Sussex overnight.

The tree collapsed at Cardinal Newman Catholic School, in Hove, resulting in half the St Mary's building being put out of use.

The school opened earlier, but some lessons have had to be moved to other classrooms.

High winds also led to the closure of Queens Road, in Brighton, being scaffolding fell onto the road.

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