Broken rail delays trains after snow dusting in Sussex

A broken railway track in Sussex following light snowfall overnight has caused some disruption to commuters.

The defective clamp on the line between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath left two trains stuck for just over an hour at the Balcombe tunnel.

Southern Railway had to use buses to replace trains while engineers worked to repair the track.

It warned of knock-on delays into the afternoon and said journey times could be up to an hour longer.

Southern Railway said the incident was not weather-related and the defective clamp had been found following overnight engineering work.

Earlier, BBC South East Today's Elizabeth Austen said about 2cm (0.8in) of snow had fallen in some parts of Sussex.

The snow began falling in northern England and the Midlands before gradually moving south.

No more snow is expected on Friday but the main issue is expected to be ice on untreated surfaces.

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