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Sussex motorists recover vehicles from snow

Van at the side of the A23
Image caption Scores of cars were abandoned by the side of the A23 in Sussex after drivers became stranded by heavy snowfall

Most of the cars abandoned on a major Sussex road by motorists caught in wintry weather have been recovered.

Scores of vehicles littered the side of the A23 on Tuesday after heavy snowfall left motorists stranded for up to eight hours overnight.

On Wednesday morning police said all the cars appeared to have been removed and traffic was flowing normally.

Officers have urged drivers to continue to take extra care on the roads due to the freezing temperatures.

The Met Office said hail, sleet or snow showers would become more widespread by midday, sometimes heavy, but accumulations were expected to turn to slush fairly quickly.

Gatwick Airport said flights between the airport and the Channel Islands were continuing to be delayed by wintry weather and urged people to contact their airline prior to travel for the latest information.

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